This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Music History: September 30th


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1969 ● Rare Earth —— Get Ready ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1978 ● Gary Moore —— Back On The Streets ► Roots Rock (Irish)

1985 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Soul To Soul ► Blues-Rock

1997 ● Patti Smith —— Peace And Noise ► Heartland Rock

2002 ● The Rolling Stones —— Forty Licks ► Blues-Rock

2013 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Unvarnished ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: October 1st


1945 Soul singer Donny Hathaway is born in Chicago, Illinois, but is be raised by his grandmother in St. Louis, Missouri.

1947 Martin Turner (bassist/lead vocalist for Wishbone Ash) is born in Torquay, Devon, England.

1947 Mariska Veres (lead singer for Shocking Blue) is born in The Hague, Netherlands.

1948 Brownsville Station frontman Michael "Cub" Koda is born in Detroit, Michigan. He writes the group's 1973 hit "Smokin' in the Boy's Room," which is later covered by Motley Crue.

2004 Bruce Palmer (bassist for Buffalo Springfield) dies of a heart attack in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, at age 58.

2011 After 28 years and two children together, Gene Simmons (62) and Shannon Tweed (54) finally get married. Their wedding song is "At Last," sung by their daughter Sophie.

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This Day In Rock History: October 1st


1965 Bob Dylan appears at Carnegie Hall in New York and introduces his new touring band made up of guitarist Robbie Robertson, organist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manual and drummer Levon Helm. They will become known simply as The Band.

2018 Peggy Sue Gerron, the woman who inspired Buddy Holly's 1957 #3 hit, "Peggy Sue", passed away at the age of 78. Holly had originally wrote the tune as "Cindy Lou", but his drummer, Jerry Allison persuaded him to change the title to that of his girlfriend. Gerron and Allison were eventually married, but divorced in 1964.


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This Day In Music History: October 1st


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1975 ● Rory Gallagher —— Against The Grain ► Blues-Rock

1976 ● John Mellencamp (Johnny Cougar) —— Chestnut Street Incident ► Folk-Rock

1976 ● Styx —— Crystal Ball ► Prog/Art Rock

1977 ● The Runaways —— Waitin’ For The Night ► Punk Rock

1978 ● Rory Gallagher —— Photo-Finish ► Blues-Rock

1979 ● Slade —— Return To Base ► Hard Rock

1984 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth ► Punk-rock

1990 ● Iron Maiden —— No Prayer For The Dying ► Heavy Metal

1991 ● Cheap Trick —— The Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock/Power Pop


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This Day In Rock History: October 2nd


1941 Ron Meagher (bass guitarist for The Beau Brummels) is born in Oakland, California

1951 Sting is born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner in Wallsend, Northumberland, England. He earns his nickname when a fellow musician says he looks like a bee in his yellow-and-black striped sweater. He is working as a schoolteacher when his band The Police hit the big time.

1965 "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys hits #1 in America. The song was originally released the previous year as "My Girl Sloopy" by the R&B group The Vibrations. That version went to #26.

2017 Tom Petty, 66, goes into cardiac arrest at his Malibu home. He is taken to UCLA medical center, but cannot be revived. Later that night, after his friends and family gather, he is taken off life support.


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This Day In Music History: October 2nd


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1978 ● Chicago —— Hot Streets ► Jazz-Rock

1981 ● The Police —— Ghost In The Machine ► New Wave Pop-Rock

1995 ● Iron Maiden —— The X Factor ► Heavy Metal

2001 ● Machine Head —— Supercharger ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal

2012 ● Heart —— Fanatic ► Album Rock


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This Day In Rock History: October 3rd



2000 The Cars singer and bass player Benjamin Orr died of cancer at home in Atlanta at the age of 53. Sang lead vocals on the bands hits ‘Just What I Needed’, ‘Let's Go’ and ‘Drive’.

2002 Original guitarist, vocalist from American psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly Darryl DeLoach died of liver cancer at the age of 56.

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1949 Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is born in Palo Alto, California.

1954 Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan is born in Dallas, Texas.

1962 Tommy Lee (drummer for Motley Crue) is born Thomas Lee Bass in Athens, Greece.

1978 At an Aerosmith show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, cops arrest fans for smoking marijuana, prompting Steven Tyler to chastise them Jim Morrison-style from the stage. Tyler announces that the band will bail out anyone who is arrested that night, and the next day they do just that. Understandably, memories of the event are hazy, and the number arrested has been reported at anywhere from 28-58.

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This Day In Music History: October 3rd


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1975 ● The Who —— The Who By Numbers ► British Rock

1977 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Out Of The Blue ► Prog. Rock

1980 ● Diamond Head —— Lightning To The Nations ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave)

1980 ● The Police —— Zenyatta Mondatta ► New Wave Pop-Rock

1983 ● Genesis —— Genesis ► Prog Rock

1990 ● Blind Guardian —— Tales From The Twilight World ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal

1994 ● Twisted Sister —— Live At Hammersmith ► Hair Metal

2000 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Sibling Rivalry ► Pop-Rock


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