This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: April 17th



1943 Bass guitarist Roy Estrada (Captain Beefheart, Mothers of Invention, Little Feat) is born in Santa Ana, California.


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This Day In Rock History: April 17th


A few albums that was released....


1970 ● Ten Years After —— Cricklewood Green ► Blues-Rock

1973 ● Eagles —— Desperado ► Country-Rock

1982 ● Motörhead —— Iron Fist ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal

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This Day In Rock History: April 18th



1946 Skip Spence (of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane) is born Alexander Lee Spence in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

2009 Sable Starr dies of brain cancer in Reno, Nevada, at the age of 51. In the 1970s she was a famous groupie, following rock stars around the venues of LA from the age of 14. At the time of her death she has retired from the rock and roll lifestyle and is working in a casino.

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This Day In Rock History: April 18th


2013 Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon died aged 69. A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief. His credits also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse. In 2003, Thorgerson suffered a ******, from which he recovered. He was later diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer, which he battled for several years.

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This Day In Rock History: April 18th


A few albums that was released....



1975 ● ZZ Top —— Fandango! ► Blues-Rock

1988 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads ► Blues-Rock

2000 ● Black Label Society —— Stronger Than Death ► Heavy Metal

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This Day In Rock History: April 19th


1980 32 year old English singer Brian Johnson joined Australian group AC/DC, replacing Bon Scott who had died after a drinks binge in February 1980. Johnson's first band was the Gobi Desert Canoe Club. He was also in a band called Fresh. From 1970, Johnson played with cabaret/club band The Jasper Hart Band, performing songs from the musical Hair. He and other members of the band went on to form Geordie.

2012 Levon Helm, died of throat cancer aged 71. A drummer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Helm formed his own high school band, the Jungle Bush Beaters, at 17, he later joined The Hawks (who became Bob Dylan's backing group) who then became known as The Band. He sang on Band classics like 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,' 'Up on Cripple Creek,' 'Rag Mama Rag,' and 'The Weight.'

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1942 Alan Price (original keyboardist for The Animals) is born in Fatfield, England.

1947 Mark Volman (of The Turtles, Flo and Eddie, Mothers of Invention) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1953 Rock drummer Rod Morgenstein (of Winger) is born in New York.

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A few albums that was released....


1976 ● John Sebastian —— Welcome Back ► Folk-Rock

1982 ● Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock

1991 ● Golden Earring —— ****** Buccaneers ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: April 20th



1991 Steve Marriott leader of Small Faces and Humble Pie, died in a fire at his home in Essex. His work became a major influence for many 90s bands. Small Faces had the 1967 UK No.3 & US No.16 single 'Itchycoo Park', plus 1968 No.1 UK album 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake', Humble Pie, 1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie'. As a child actor he played parts in Dixon of Dock Green and The Artful Dodger in Oliver.

1992 'A Concert For Life' took place at Wembley Stadium as a tribute to Queen singer Freddie Mercury and for aids awareness. Acts appearing included; Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), David Bowie, Mick Ronson, James Hetfield, George Michael, Seal, Paul Young, Annie Lennox, Lisa Stansfield, Robert Plant, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Axl Rose and Slash.

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