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This Day In Rock History

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    This Day In Rock History: February 19th


    2009 Kelly Groucutt, bassist and co-lead vocalist for the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) between 1974 and 1983, died following a heart attack that he suffered the previous day. He was 63.


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    Born on this day
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    Smokey Robinson (1940); Lou Christie (1943); Paul Dean, Canadian guitarist, Loverboy, Streetheart (1946)


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    A few albums that was released....


    1968 ● The Rascals —— Once Upon A Dream ► Blue-Eyed Soul

    1971 ● Yes —— The Yes Album ► Prog Rock

    1990 ● Peter Wolf —— Up To No Good ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul

    1996 ● Bruce Dickinson —— Skunkworks ► Heavy Metal

    2002 ● Humble Pie —— Back On Track ► Hard Rock

    2002 ● The Cars —— Complete Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock


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    1955 Rock bassist Jon Brant (of Cheap Trick) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

    1967 Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is born in Aberdeen, Washington. He gets his first guitar on his 14th birthday and works on mastering Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."

    1982 Pat Benatar marries her guitarist, Neil Giraldo. Many rock-and-roll and marriages flame out quickly, but this one takes. They have two children together and keep their musical partnership alive as well, with Giraldo stepping in as a producer.


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    Born This Day


    1944 Lew Soloff, from jazz-rock American music group Blood Sweat & Tears. They scored the 1969 US No.2 single 'Spinning Wheel', and the 1969 US No.12 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy'. They had a US No.1 with their second album Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1968.

    1950 Walter Becker, bass, guitar, vocals, songwriter with American group Steely Dan. Can't Buy a Thrill, Steely Dan's debut album, was released in 1972. Its hit singles 'Do It Again' and 'Reelin' In the Years' reached No. 6 and No. 11 respectively on the Billboard singles chart and the songs became staples on progressive radio. Steely Dan's Two Against Nature won a Grammy in 2001 for Album of the year. Becker has produced records for Rickie Lee Jones, China Crisis and Michael Franks. Becker died on 3 September 2017 aged 67.

    1951 Randy California, guitarist, singer with Spirit, who had the 1969 US No.25 single 'I Got A Line On You', and the 1981 UK No.40 album 'Potato Land'. He died on 2nd January 1997 when rescuing his 12 year-old son after he was sucked into a riptide in surf off Hawaii.

    1967 Kurt Cobain guitarist, singer, songwriter with Nirvana who had the 1991 hit 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. Their 1991 album 'Nevermind' spent over two years on the UK chart. During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression. Cobain committed suicide on April 5th 1994. Cobain has been remembered as one of the most iconic rock musicians in the history of alternative music.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1974 ● Tangerine Dream —— Phaedra ► Art Rock

    1996 ● Lou Reed —— Set The Twilight Reeling ► Hard Rock


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    2019 American musician Peter Tork died age 77. He was diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009. The Monkees were brought together for an American sitcom TV series in 1966. Best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist, they had the 1967 UK & US No.1 single 'I'm A Believer' plus other hits including 'Last Train to Clarksville', 'Pleasant Valley Sunday', and 'Daydream Believer'.


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    1948 Paul Newton (bassist for Uriah Heep) is born in Andover, Hampshire, England.

    1951 Vince Welnick (keyboardist for The Tubes, Grateful Dead) is born in Phoenix, Arizona.


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    A few albums that was released....


    1968 ● Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Child Is Father To The Man ► Pop-Rock

    1975 ● Status Quo —— On The Level ► Blues-Rock

    1976 ● Bad Company —— Run With The Pack ► Hard Rock

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    This Day In Rock History: February 22nd


    1986: MTV aired 22 hours of the Monkees TV episodes in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a group.

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