This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: April 1st


1984 Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father at his parent's home in Los Angeles, California. The argument started after his parents squabbled over misplaced business documents, Gaye attempted to intervene, and was killed by his father using a gun he had given him four months before. Marvin Sr. was sentenced to six years of probation after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Charges of first-degree murder were dropped after doctors discovered Marvin Sr. had a brain tumour.

2015 Cynthia Lennon, first wife of The Beatles' John Lennon died at her home in Spain following a short battle with cancer. At the height of The Beatles' early success she was, at the insistence of the band's management, kept in the background so their legions of female fans were not aware of her existence. The couple divorced in 1968 after Cynthia discovered her husband's affair with Yoko Ono.

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1975 ● Journey —— Journey ► Prog/Art Rock

1976 ● Rush —— 2112 ► Prog/Art Rock

1982 ● Trooper —— Money Talks ► Hard Rock

2008 ● R.E.M. —— Accelerate ► Alt. Pop-Rock

2008 ● The Rolling Stones —— Shine A Light: Original Soundtrack ► Blues-Rock

2016 ● Cheap Trick —— Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello ► Hard Rock/Power Pop

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This Day In Rock History: April 2nd


1987 One of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, Buddy Rich died aged 69 due to complications caused by a brain tumour. Rich worked with many acts including, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey's band, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. Rush's Neil Peart organized a pair of 90s tribute albums (titled Burning for Buddy), which also featured the work of Kenny Aronoff, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Max Roach, Steve Smith and Matt Sorum.

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1942 Leon Russell is born Claude Russell Bridges in Lawton, Oklahoma.

1946 Kurt Winter (guitarist for The Guess Who) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1949 David Robinson (drummer for The Cars) is born in Malden, Massachusetts.

1952 Leon Wilkeson (bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) is born in Newport, Rhode Island.

1952 Dave Bronze (bass guitarist for Procol Harum) is born in Billericay, Essex, England.

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This Day In Rock History: April 2nd


A few albums that was released....



1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 ► Pop-Rock

1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 ► Pop-Rock

1975 ● Bad Company —— Straight Shooter ► Hard Rock

1981 ● Jefferson Starship —— Modern Times ► Arena Rock

1996 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Atlanta Rhythm Section ’96 ► Southern Rock

1996 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies ► Blues-Rock

2007 ● Genesis —— Genesis 1976 – 1982 ► Prog Rock

2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— L.A. Friday (Live 1975) ► Blues-Rock


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2015 Robert Burns Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd's original drummer, was killed in a single car accident in Georgia at the age of 64. He played on the band's first two albums, 1973's "Pronounced 'Leh-'nerd 'Skin-'nerd" and 1974's "Second Helping" before leaving due to the rigors of touring. He rejoined Skynyrd on stage at the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony performance in 2006 where he was enshrined alongside his former band mates.

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1942 "Down In The Boondocks" singer Billy Joe Royal is born in Valdosta, Georgia.

1943 Richard Manuel (lead singer of The Band) is born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

1944 Tony Orlando is born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. He becomes a teen singing sensation with the 1961 hit "Bless You," but by 1970 is working in music publishing. That year, he is asked to record vocals for a song called "Candida," as the original singer didn't work out. When it becomes a hit, Orlando resumes his singing career as Tony Orlando & Dawn.

1968 Heavy metal singer Sebastian Bach (of Skid Row) is born Sebastian Philip Bierk is born in Freeport, Bahamas.

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A few albums that was released....




1968 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Bookends ► Folk-Rock

1968 ● Moby Grape —— Wow ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)

1976 ● Poco —— Live ► Country-Rock

2001 ● Journey —— Arrival ► AOR Rock

2006 ● Poison —— The Best of Poison – 20 Years of Rock ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal

2007 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath: The Dio Years ► Hard Rock

2007 ● REO Speedwagon —— Find Your Own Way Home ► Arena Rock



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This Day In Rock History: April 4th



1915 Chicago blues legend Muddy Waters is born McKinley Morganfield in Rolling Fork, Mississippi.

1948 Pick Withers (drummer for Dire Straits) is born David Withers in Leicester, England.

1948 Berry Oakley (bass guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band) is born Raymond Berry Oakley III in Chicago, Illinois.

1952 Blues guitarist Gary Moore (of Thin Lizzy) is born Robert William Gary Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1952 Dave Hill (guitarist for Slade) is born in Holbeton, Devon, England.

1962 Craig Adams (bass guitarist for The Cult) is born in Otley, West Yorkshire, England.

1966 Mike Starr (bass guitarist for Alice in Chains) is born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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This Day In Rock History: April 4th


A few albums that was released....


1972 ● ZZ Top —— Rio Grande Mud ► Blues-Rock

1995 ● The Band —— Live At Watkins Glen ► Folk-Rock

1995 ● Black Sabbath —— Cross Purposes Live ► Hard Rock

1997 ● INXS —— Elegantly Wasted ► Alt. Pop-Rock

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