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This Day In Rock History: September 16th


1972 Wishbone Ash, Family, Steppenwolf, John Kay Band, Slade, Uriah Heep, Roy Wood and Wizzard, Wild Angels, Glencoe, Sunshine and Cold Comfort Farm all appeared at this years Buxton Festival in Derbyshire, England.

1977 29-year-old former T Rex singer Marc Bolan was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in Barnes, London. Miss Jones broke her jaw in the accident. The couple were on the way to Bolan's home in Richmond after a night out at a Mayfair restaurant. A local man who witnessed the crash said, 'When I arrived a girl was lying on the bonnet and a man with long dark curly hair was stretched out in the road - there was a h-e-l-l of a mess.'

2009 Mary Travers from Folk trio Peter, Paul And Mary, passed away after suffering from leukemia for several years. She was 72. Mary's lead vocal can be heard on the group's biggest hit, 1969's 'Leaving On A Jet Plane'.

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2016 Jerry Corbetta, keyboard player and lead vocalist for Sugarloaf, passed away at the age of 68. He had earlier been diagnosed with Pick's disease, which slowly destroys the nerve cells in the brain similarly to Alzheimer's disease. The band is most often remembered for "Green-Eyed Lady", #3 in 1970 and 1975's #9 hit "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You".

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A few albums that was released....


1979 ● Rory Gallagher —— Top Priority ► Blues-Rock

1984 ● Deep Purple —— Perfect Strangers ► Hard Rock

1985 ● Kiss —— Asylum ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Music History: September 17th

1978 The video for Queen’s single “Bicycle Race” was filmed at Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, UK. It featured 65 n-a-k-e-d female professional models racing around the stadium’s track on bicycles, which had been hired for the day. The rental company was reported to have requested payment for all the saddles when they found out how their bikes had been used.

Born on this day: Hank Williams (1923); Bill Black, bass player, Elvis Presley (1926); Lamonte McLemore, The 5th Dimension (1939); Les Emmerson, singer-songwriter, guitarist Five Man Electrical Band (1944); Jim Hodder, drums, Steely Dan (1947)

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A few albums that was released....



1975 ● Scorpions —— In Trance ► Heavy Metal/ Rock

1979 ● Judas Priest —— Unleashed In The East ► Heavy Metal

1980 ● The Doobie Brothers —— One Step Closer ► Pop-Rock

1982 ● Phil Lynott —— The Phil Lynott Album ► Album Rock

1991 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— No More Tears ► Hard Rock

1996 ● ZZ Top —— Rhythmeen ► Blues-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: September 18th


1949 Kerry Livgren (songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist for Kansas) is born in Topeka, Kansas.

1979 Greg Arama (bass player for The Amboy Dukes) dies in a motorcycle accident at age 29.


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1970 Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message 'I need help bad man', on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind. In 2009, a former Animals roadie published a book claiming that Jimi’s manager had admitted to him that he arranged the m-u-r-d-e-r of Hendrix, since the guitarist wanted out of his contract.

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A few albums that was released....


1970 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Kiln House ► Pop-Rock

1978 ● Ace Frehley —— Ace Frehley ► Pop-Metal

1978 ● Peter Criss —— Peter Criss ► Hard Rock

1978 ● Gene Simmons —— Gene Simmons ► Hard Rock

1978 ● Paul Stanley —— Paul Stanley ► Hard Rock

1982 ● Twisted Sister —— Under The Blade ► Hair Metal

1983 ● Dokken —— Breaking The Chains ► Heavy Metal

1983 ● Kiss —— Lick It Up ► Hard Rock

1987 ● Kiss —— Crazy Nights ► Hard Rock

1989 ● The Band —— To Kingdom Come: The Definitive Collection ► Folk-Rock

2001 ● Alice Cooper —— Dragontown ► Hard Rock

2015 ● David Gilmour —— Rattle That Lock ► Prog Rock


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This Day In Rock History: September 19th


1940 Blue-eyed soul singer Bill Medley (of The Righteous Brothers) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1943 Cass Elliot (of The Mamas & The Papas) is born Ellen Naomi Cohen in Baltimore, Maryland.

1958 Lita Ford is born in London. She joins the all-female rock group The Runaways as a teenager and has a hit with "Kiss Me Deadly" in 1988.


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1973 Country rock singer, songwriter 26-year-old Gram Parsons formerly of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, died under mysterious conditions in Joshua Tree, California. His death was attributed to heart failure but later was officially announced as a drug overdose. His coffin was stolen by two of his associates, manager Phil Kaufman and Michael Martin, a former roadie for The Byrds, and was taken to Cap Rock in the California desert, where it was set alight, in accordance to Parson's wishes. The two were later arrested by police.


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