This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: July 17th


1939 Spencer Davis (of The Spencer Davis Group) is born in Swansea, Wales.

1947 M-I-C-K Tucker (drummer for Sweet) is born in Harlesden, North West London, England.

1949 Terence "Geezer" Butler (bassist, lyricist for Black Sabbath) is born in Aston, Birmingham, England.

1991 Fourteen years after the deadly crash of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Baton Rouge-bound aircraft, the surviving members of the band, reunited under the name "Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991," return to the Louisiana city to kick off a new tour. Shirts sold for the event read, "Baton Rouge! After 14 years! We're finally here..."

1996 Chas Chandler (bassist for The Animals, Jimi Hendrix Experience) dies of an aortic aneurysm at age 57.

2009 Gordon Waller of Peter and Gordon ("A World Without Love") dies of a heart attack at age 64.

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A few albums that was released....

1972 ● The Doors —— Full Circle ► Blues-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: July 18th


1945 Danny McCulloch (bassist for The Animals) is born in Shepherd's Bush, West London, England.

1948 Cesar Zuiderwijk (drummer for Golden Earring) is born in The Hague, Netherlands.

1988 Christa Päffgen aka Nico (of The Velvet Underground) dies at age 49 while vacationing in Ibiza, Spain. While riding a bicycle, the German singer-songwriter suffers a heart attack and falls and hits her head, causing a severe cerebral hemorrhage.

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2001 Kiss added another product to their ever-growing merchandising universe: the "Kiss Kasket." The coffin featured the faces of the four founding members of the band, the Kiss logo and the words "Kiss Forever." Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was buried in one after he was shot and killed on-stage in Dec 2004.

2002 The Rolling Stones crew chief, 54 year old Royden Magee, who had worked with the band for 30 years, died during a rehearsal in Toronto. A spokesman for the band said Magee had said that he wasn't feeling well and went to another room to take a nap. The Stones had just finished dinner and resumed rehearsing when they got word that Magee had collapsed and stopped breathing. He was taken by ambulance to nearby Sunnybrook Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival. The members of the band said they were devastated by his death.

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1966 ● The Byrds —— Fifth Dimension ► Country-Rock

1968 ● Grateful Dead —— Anthem Of The Sun ► Psychedelic Rock

1969 ● The Doors —— The Soft Parade ► Psych Rock

1980 ● Willie Nelson —— Honeysuckle Rose ► Classic Country

1995 ● Procol Harum —— The Long Goodbye ► Prog Rock


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This Day In Rock History: July 19th


1947 Bernie Leadon (guitarist, vocalist for Eagles) is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1948 Keith Godchaux (keyboardist for Grateful Dead throughout the '70s) is born in Seattle, Washington, but will grow up in Concord, California.

1952 Allen Collins (guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) is born Larkin Allen Collins Jr. in Jacksonville, Florida.


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1974 The Ozark Music Festival was held over three days on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. One of the largest music festivals ever held, some estimates have put the crowd count at 350,000 people. Acts who appeared included, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Blue Öyster Cult, the Eagles, America, Marshall Tucker Band, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Boz Scaggs, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd,Electric Flag, Joe Walsh, Aerosmith and Spirit.

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1972 ● John Cale —— The Academy In Peril ► Art Rock

2001 ● The Cars —— Shake It Up & Other Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock



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1943 John Lodge (bass guitarist for The Moody Blues) in Erdington, Birmingham, England.

1947 Carlos Santana (of Santana) is born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico.

1964 Chris Cornell (lead singer of Soundgarden, Audioslave) is born Christopher John Boyle in Seattle, Washington.

1965 Bob Dylan releases "Like A Rolling Stone."

1965 The Lovin' Spoonful release "Do You Believe In Magic?"



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1964 ● The Beatles —— Something New ► Pop-Rock

1970 ● The Doors —— Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock

1972 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Long John Silver ► Psychedelic Rock

1973 ● Mott The Hoople —— Mott ► Hard Rock

1979 ● REO Speedwagon —— Nine Lives ► Arena Rock

1993 ● Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— The Anthology ► Album Rock

2004 ● Van Halen —— The Best Of Both Worlds ► Hard Rock


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