This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: May 3rd


A few albums that was released....


1974 ● Status Quo —— Quo ► Hard Rock

1976 ● Aerosmith —— Rocks ► Hard Rock

1988 ● Queensrÿche —— Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal

1994 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock

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This Day In Rock History: May 4th


1923 Ed Cassidy (drummer for Spirit) is born in Harvey, Illinois.

1940 Ronnie Bond (drummer for The Troggs) is born Ronald James Bullis in Andover, Hampshire, England.

1945 Georg Wadenius (lead guitarist for Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born in Stockholm, Sweden.

1951 Mick Mars (lead guitarist for Motley Crue) is born Robert Alan Deal in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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1987 American blues vocalist, harmonica player Paul Butterfield, who fronted The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, died at his home in North Hollywood, California, of drug-related heart failure, he was 44. Gained international recognition, as one of the early acts performing during the Summer of Love, at Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock festival.

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A few albums that was released....


1973 ● Yes —— Yessongs ► Prog Rock

1982 ● 38 Special —— Special Forces ► Southern Rock

1999 ● Black Label Society —— Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock

2004 ● Styx —— Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock

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1972 The first day of the three day Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England, with Grateful Dead, Dr John, Donovan, The Kinks, Captain Beefheart, Hawkwind, America, Family, Country Joe Mac******, Wishbone Ash, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Brinsley Schwarz and the Flamin Groovies.

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1968: Buffalo Springfield performed their final concert in Long Beach, CA.

1984: Chrissi Hynde (Pretenders) and Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) were married.


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This Day In Rock History: May 6th


2009 ****** "Ean" Evans, the bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, died of cancer at the age of 48. He joined the band in 2001 following the passing of Leon Wilkeson and remained with them until his death.

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1972 The Tyrannosaurus Rex double album 'Prophets, Seers And Sages And The Angels Of The Ages / My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair But Now Their Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows' went to No.1 in the UK. The longest title of an album ever at the time!

2002 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen was voted the UK's favourite single of all time in a poll by the Guinness Hit Singles book. 'Imagine' by John Lennon was voted in at No.2 and ‘Hey Jude’, The Beatles No.3, 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA was fourth and Madonna 'Like A Prayer' was in fifth place.

2020 English rock singer Brian Howe died of cardiac arrest age 66. He is best known for replacing Paul Rodgers as the lead vocalist of Bad Company. Howe's career was jump-started in 1983 when Ted Nugent recruited him to handle lead vocals for his Penetrator album and front its subsequent world tour.



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