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This Day In Rock History: October 4th



1970 US singer Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental h*e*r*o*i*n overdose. Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US No.1 single 'Me And Bobby McGee', and the 1971 US No.1 album 'Pearl'. She was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul" and as "Pearl" to her friends, Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with over 15.5 million albums sold in the USA.

2005 Mike Gibbins drummer with Badfinger died in his sleep at his Florida home aged 56. Badfinger had the 1970 UK No.4 & US No.7 single 'Come And Get It'. He had also been a member of The Iveys during the 60’s.

2014 Paul Revere, organist and leader of Paul Revere And The Raiders died following a battle with cancer. Between 1961 and 1971, the band placed 15 songs on Billboard's Top 40, including the US Top 10 hits 'Kicks', 'Hungry', 'Good Thing' and 'Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be?'

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1980 ● Trooper —— Untitled ► Hard Rock

1982 ● Jefferson Starship —— Winds Of Change ► Arena Rock

1988 ● Eddie Money —— Nothing To Lose ► Album Rock

1994 ● Bon Jovi —— Cross Road ► Arena Rock


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This Day In Rock History: October 5th


1943 Steve Miller is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is raised in Texas.

1945 Brian Connolly (lead singer for Sweet) is born in Govanhill, Glasgow, Scotland.

1947 Brian Johnson (lead singer for AC/DC) is born in Dunston, Gateshead, England.

1951 Sir Bob Geldof (lead singer for The Boomtown Rats) is born in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland.

1961 David Bryson (guitarist for Counting Crows) is born in California.

1970 Led Zeppelin releases Led Zeppelin III.


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1973 ● The Rolling Stones —— No Stone Unturned ► Blues-rock

1979 ● The Who —— Quadrophenia [Sndtrk] ► British Rock

1980 ● Killing Joke —— Killing Joke ► Heavy Metal

1981 ● Saxon —— Denim And Leather ► Heavy Metal

1987 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Legend ► Southern Rock

1991 ● Heart —— Rock The House Live! ► Album Rock

1993 ● Def Leppard —— Retro Active ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: October 6th


2019 Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker, drummer for Rock's first supergroup, Cream, died after a short illness at the age of 80. Although they were only active between 1966 and 1968, the trio of Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton churned out three albums, "Fresh Cream", "Disraeli Gears" and "Wheels of Fire". A fourth and final LP, "Goodbye", was released in February 1969, months after the group had broken up. Three of their singles made Billboard's Top 40, "Sunshine Of Your Love" (#7), "White Room" (#6) and "Crossroads (#28). In 1993, Baker was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of Cream.


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1951 Kevin Cronin (lead vocalist for REO Speedwagon) is born in Evanston, Illinois.

1964 Matthew Sweet is born Sidney Matthew Sweet in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1994 Glenn Frey has stomach surgery for diverticulitis, causing the Eagles to postpone dates on their their Hell Freezes Over tour, which resumes in January.

2016 Prince's Paisley Park compound opens to the public.

2020 Van Halen leader Eddie Van Halen, widely hailed as one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived, dies of throat cancer at 65.


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1972 ● Genesis —— Foxtrot ► Prog Rock

1978 ● Hawkwind —— Hawklords – 25 Years On ► Heavy Metal

1998 ● John Mellencamp —— John Mellencamp ► Roots Rock

2002 ● Kansas —— Device-Voice-Drum ► Prog/Arena Rock

2009 ● Kiss —— Sonic Boom ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: October 7th


1945 Rock musician Kevin Godley (of 10cc) is born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England.

1949 David Hope (bass guitarist for Kansas) is born in Topeka, Kansas.

1950 David Taylor (bass guitarist for Edison Lighthouse) is born.

1951 John Mellencamp is born in Seymour, Indiana. He has Spina bifida, but survives thanks to an experimental surgery performed at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.

1953 Tico Torres (drummer for Bon Jovi) is born Hector Juan Samuel Torres in New York.


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1978 ● Dire Straits —— Dire Straits ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock

1981 ● Loverboy —— Get Lucky ► Arena Rock

1982 ● Supertramp —— …Famous Last Words… ► Prog/Art Rock

1986 ● Slayer —— Reign In Blood ► Heavy Metal

2003 ● Styx —— 21st Century Live ► Prog/Art Rock


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This Day In Rock History: October 8th



1945 Guitarist Ray Royer (of Procol Harum) is born in the UK.

1948 John Cummings is born in Long Island, New York. A founding member of the Ramones, he becomes "Johnny Ramone."

1965 C.J. Ramone (bassist and occasional vocalist for The Ramones) is born Christopher Joseph Ward in Queens, New York City.

1980 Prince releases his third album, Dirty Mind. The title hints at the lascivious songs within, including "Head" and "Sister." The biggest hit from the set is the modest "Uptown," which goes to #5 on the R&B chart.


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