This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: October 8th


1990 Procol Harum's drummer Barrie Wilson died after several months in a coma following a car accident. He was 43. Wilson joined the group just after they recorded "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", which featured session drummer Bill Eyden.


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A few albums that was released....


1971 ● Hawkwind —— In Search Of Space ► Space Rock

1974 ● The Moody Blues —— This Is The Moody Blues [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock

1991 ● Eric Clapton —— 24 Nights ► Blues-Roc

1991 ● John Mellencamp —— Whenever We Wanted ► Roots Roc

2002 ● Slaughter —— Then and Now: Slaughter ► Hair Metal

2002 ● Bon Jovi —— Bounce ► Arena Rock

2002 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The Last DJ ► Album Rock


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This Day In Rock History: October 9th

1940 John Winston Lennon is born in Liverpool, England. The "Winston" comes from British Prime Minister Winston Churchill - John would later add "Ono" to his middle name in honor of Yoko.

1944 John Entwistle (bass player for The Who) is born John Alec Entwistle in London, England.

1948 Jackson Browne is born Clyde Jackson Browne in Heidelberg, Germany, where his American serviceman father is stationed.

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1972 ● Cream —— Heavy Cream ► Blues-Rock

1973 ● Three Dog Night —— Cyan ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1978 ● Judas Priest —— Killing Machine ► Heavy Metal

1978 ● Judas Priest —— Hell Bent For Leather ► Heavy Metal

1984 ● Armored Saint —— March Of The Saint ► Heavy Metal

1990 ● Styx —— Edge Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock


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1945 Jerry LaCroix (vocalist/saxophonist for Blood, Sweat & Tears, Edgar Winter's White Trash) is born in Alexandria, Louisiana.

1945 Alan Cartwright (bass player for Procol Harum) is born in London, England.

1954 David Lee Roth (guitarist, vocalist for Van Halen) is born in Bloomington, Indiana.

1964 The Shangri-Las release "Leader Of The Pack."

1975 The only Deep Purple studio album to feature guitarist Tommy Bolin, Come Taste the Band, is released. The album also features a pre-Whitesnake David Coverdale on vocals.


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1980 ● Thin Lizzy —— Chinatown ► Hard Rock

1988 ● U2 —— Rattle And Hum ► Alt. Pop-Rock

1989 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Truth In A Structured Form ► Hard Rock

1995 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Time ► Pop-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: October 11th


1975 "Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time with George Carlin as the guest host. Janis Ian performed "At Seventeen" and "In the Winter." Billy Preston played "Nothing from Nothing" and "Fancy Lady."

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This Day In Rock History: October 11th


1946 Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates) is born Daryl Franklin Hohl in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

1946 Gary Mallaber (percussionist/backup singer for The Steve Miller Band) is born in Buffalo, New York.


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1957 ● Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar ► Country-Rock

1972 ● Santana —— Caravanserai ► Jazz-Rock Fusion

1976 ● Hot Tuna —— Hoppkorv ► Folk-Rock

1977 ● Kansas —— Point Of Know Return ► Prog/Arena Rock

2011 ● Judas Priest —— The Chosen Few ► Heavy Metal


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1927 Guitarist Joe Olivier (of Bill Haley And His Comets) is born in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands.

1948 Rick Parfitt (vocalist/guitarist for Status Quo) is born in Woking, Surrey, England.

1979 Jethro Tull lead singer Ian Anderson has his right eye torn open by a thorn, situated on a rose an adoring fan threw on stage at the band's Madison Square Garden concert.

1979 Fleetwood Mac release Tusk, their first album since the wildly successful Rumours in 1977. A double album with less commercial appeal, Mick Fleetwood credits it with keeping the band together, as the band members were free to experiment.

1987 INXS release their breakthrough album Kick, with the hits "Need You Tonight," "Devil Inside" and "New Sensation."

1991 The Day on the Green Festival takes place at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. Headlined by Metallica, the lineup also includes Queensrÿche, Faith No More and Soundgarden.

1997 John Denver, an avid amateur pilot who loves flying experimental aircraft, dies at 53 when the plane he is flying crashes into the Pacific Ocean.

2009 Blue Cheer singer/bassist Dickie Peterson dies from liver cancer at the age of 63, in Erkelenz, Germany.

2011 Joel 'Taz' DiGregorio, keyboard player in the Charlie Daniels Band, is killed in a car accident before the band's gig at the C*u*m*m*i*n*g Country Fair in Tennessee. DiGregorio, who was 67 at the time of his death, co-wrote many songs with the group, including "The Devil Went Down To Georgia."


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