This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: May 6th



1942 Colin Earl (pianist for Foghat, Mungo Jerry) is born Hampton Court, London, England.

1945 Bob Seger is born in Lincoln Park, Michigan.

1951 Guitarist Davey Johnstone, a longtime member of Elton John's band, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.



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A few albums that was released....



1970 ● Poco —— Poco ► Country-Rock

1982 ● Camel —— The Single Factor ► Prog Rock

1997 ● Rush —— Retrospective I ► Prog/Art Rock


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This Day In Music History: May 7th



1998 Eddie Rabbitt, US singer, songwriter died of lung cancer aged 56. During his career, he scored over 20 No.1's on Billboard's country singles chart including 1981 'I Love A Rainy Night'. Elvis Presley, Dr Hook, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle and Lynn Anderson all recorded his songs.

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1946 Rock guitarist Ray Monette (of Rare Earth, Funkadelic) is born.

1946 Rock drummer Bill Kreutzmann (of Grateful Dead) is born in Palo Alto, California.

1950 Rock drummer Prairie Prince (of The Tubes, Journey, New Cars) is born Charles Lempriere Prince in Charlotte, North Carolina.

1961 Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell is born in Pontypridd, Wales.

1969 The Who release "Pinball Wizard."


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1996 ● Pantera —— The Great Southern Trendkill ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal

2001 ● The Black Crowes —— Lions ► Southern Rock

2002 ● Warren Zevon —— My Ride’s Here ► Pop-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 8th



1940 Rick Nelson is born Eric Hilliard Nelson in Teaneck, New Jersey. His parents are Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, and he appears with them on the TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet before becoming a recording star.

1941 Soul singer John Fred (of John Fred & His Playboy Band) is born John Fred Gourrier in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1943 Paul Samwell-Smith (bassist for The Yardbirds) is born in Richmond, Surrey, England.

1943 Danny Whitten, guitarist in Neil Young's band Crazy Horse, is born in Columbus, Georgia. The song "The Needle And The Damage Done" is about Whitten, who dies of a drug overdose at 29.

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1970 ● The Beatles —— Let It Be ► Pop-Rock

1974 ● The Kinks —— Preservation Act 2 ► British Rock

1989 ● Golden Earring —— Keeper Of The Flame ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 9th


1943 Rocker Bruce Milner (pianist for Every Mother's Son) is born.

1944 Rock guitarist Richie Furay (of Buffalo Springfield, Poco) is born in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

1950 Tom Petersson (bass guitarist for Cheap Trick) is born in Rockford, Illinois.

1953 John "Rhino" Edwards (bass guitarist for Status Quo) is born in Chiswick, London, England.

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1969 ● Ambrose Slade —— Beginnings ► Hard Rock

1989 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— Big Daddy ► Roots Rock

1995 ● Cream —— The Very Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock

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1946 '60s psychedelic rocker Donovan is born Donovan Philips Leitch in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland.

1947 Rocker Jay Ferguson (Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne) is born John Arden Ferguson in Burbank, California. As a composer, he will create the theme to NBC-TV's The Office.

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