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This Day In Rock History

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    1932 Johnny Cash US country singer, songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is remembered as a country icon, his songs spanned other genres including rock and roll and rockabilly and blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honour of induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by several late 20th-century rock artists, most notably 'Hurt' by Nine Inch Nails. Cash died of respiratory failure on September 12th 2003, aged 71.

    1945 Mitch Ryder, American musician, who has recorded more than 25 albums over more than four decades. Ryder formed his first band, Tempest, when he was at High School, and the group gained some notoriety playing at a Detroit soul music club called The Village. Ryder next appeared fronting a band named Billy Lee & The Rivieras, which had limited success until they met songwriter / record producer Bob Crewe. Crewe renamed the group Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, and they recorded several hit records in the mid to late 1960s, most notably 'Devil with a Blue Dress On'.

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    2008 Drummer Buddy Miles died from congestive heart failure at the age of 60. Miles played drums for Wilson Pickett, The Delfonics and The Ink Spots before founding The Electric Flag with Mike Bloomfield and later joined Jimi Hendrix in Band Of Gypsys.

    2011 Mark Tulin, bassist for The Electric Prunes on their 1967 hit "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)", died of a heart attack at the age of 62.

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    1943 Paul Cotton (guitarist for Poco) is born Norman Paul Cotton in Fort Rucker, Alabama.

    1943 Bob "Bear" Hite (lead singer of Canned Heat) is born in Torrance, California.

    1950 Jonathan Cain (keyboardist, rhythm guitarist Journey) is born Jonathan Leonard Friga in Chicago, Illinois.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1981 ● Judas Priest —— Point Of Entry ► Heavy Metal

    1991 ● Great White —— Hooked ► Hard Rock

    1991 ● Motörhead —— 1916 ► Heavy Metal

    1991 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Capitol Collectors Series ► Hard Rock


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    1971 Five months after her death, Janis Joplin started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with her second and final solo studio album Pearl. Joplin sang on all tracks except 'Buried Alive in the Blues', which remained a Full Tilt Boogie instrumental because she died before adding her vocals.

    2019 English drummer Doug Sandom died one day after his 89th birthday. He was the first drummer for the rock band The Who. No recordings with Sandom playing with the band were ever released.

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    1954 Neal Schon is born on an Air Force base in Oklahoma. The guitarist does time in Santana before founding the groups Journey and Bad English.

    1959 Johnny Van Zant is born in Jacksonville, Florida. He performs and records with the Johnny Van Zant Band and as a solo artist, but is best known for succeeding his deceased brother Ronnie Van Zant as frontman for Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1987.


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    1975 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— On Your Feet Or On Your Knees ► Metal

    1975 ● Yes —— Yesterdays ► Prog Rock

    1996 ● The Band —— High On The Hog ► Folk-Rock

    1996 ● Triumph —— King Biscuit Flower Hour (In Concert) ► Arena Rock

    2001 ● Cheap Trick —— Silver ► Hard Rock/Power Pop

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    1985 David Byron, singer with Uriah Heep died from an epileptic fit and liver disease aged 38. Byron was the original singer of the English band between 1969 and 1976 and gained a reputation with his operatic vocals and harmonies as one of the best rock vocalists and frontmen in the world.

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    1942 Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones is born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He is the group's leader early on, but dies in 1969 at age 27.

    1957 Cindy Wilson is born in Athens, Georgia, where along with her brother Ricky and three other friends, she forms The B-52s.

    2008 Mike Smith (lead vocalist, keyboardist for The Dave Clark Five) dies of pneumonia at age 64.

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    1983 ● U2 —— War ► Alt. Pop-Rock

    1990 ● Little River Band —— Get Lucky ► Soft Rock

    2000 ● AC/DC —— Stiff Upper Lip ► Hard Rock

    2005 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1968-1971 ► Blues-Rock

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