This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: October 17th


1977 "Street Survivors" was released by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Three days later vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines (Steve's sister) and road manager Dean Kilpatrick were killed when their plane crashed in Gillsburg, MS. The other four members of the band were seriously injured but survived the crash.


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This Day In Rock History: October 17th


1942 Gary Puckett (frontman for Union Gap) is born in Hibbing, Minnesota, but would be raised in Yakima, Washington (not far from the city Union Gap).

1946 Mike Hossack (drummer for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Paterson, New Jersey.

1964 The Rolling Stones release their second American album, 12X5.

1993 Criss Oliva (lead guitarist for Savatage) is killed by a drunk driver in Zephyrhills, Florida, at age 30.


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A few albums that was released....


1980 ● Dire Straits —— Making Movies ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock

1989 ● Kiss —— Hot In The Shade ► Hard Rock

1995 ● Steely Dan —— Alive In America ► Jazz-Rock

2006 ● Aerosmith —— Devil’s Got A New Disguise – The Very Best Of Aerosmith ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: October 18th


1956 21-year-old Elvis Presley pulled into a Memphis gas station where he started to attract a small crowd of autograph seekers. After repeatedly asking Elvis to move on so he could resume normal business, station manager Ed Hopper slapped Presley on the head and found himself on the receiving end of a punch in the face from Elvis. Station employee Aubrey Brown tried to help his boss, but was no match for Presley. After police are called, Hopper and Brown were charged with assault and were fined $25 and $15 respectively.


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This Day In Rock History: October 18th


1926 Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1946 Joe Egan (co-founder of Stealers Wheel) is born in Paisley, Scotland.

1949 Gary Richrath (guitarist for REO Speedwagon) is born in Peoria, Illinois.

1989 During a gig opening for The Rolling Stones in Los Angeles, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses announces on stage: "Unless certain people in this band get their s--t together, these will be the last Guns N' Roses shows you'll f--king ever see. Cause I'm tired of too many people in this organization dancing with Mr. Brownstone." It's an early indicator of the fissures that will arise between the capricious Rose and his drug-addicted bandmates.

2021 Kanye West legally changes his name to the mononym Ye, his longtime nickname.



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2021 95-year-old Tony Bennett was acknowledged by the Guinness Book Of World Records as the oldest musician to release a collection of new material for his collaboration with Lady Gaga called "Love For Sale". He was also cited for being the oldest person to reach number one on U.S. album charts for a newly recorded album. In total, Bennett, an eighteen time Grammy winner, held five world records, which included the longest time between U.K. top 20 albums at age 39, the oldest person to enter the U.K. top 20 album chart at age 80, and longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist.

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A few albums that was released....

1971 ● Cactus —— Restrictions ► Hard Rock

1974 ● The Rolling Stones —— It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Blues-Rock

1981 ● Hawkwind —— Sonic Attack ► Heavy Metal

1985 ● The Cult —— Love ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival

1993 ● Iron Maiden —— A Real Dead One ► Heavy Metal

2001 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Brussels Affair ’73 ► Blues-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: October 19th


1948 Patrick Simmons (of The Doobie Brothers) is born in Aberdeen, Washington.

1970 Working from a design sketched out by his wife and himself, Elvis Presley orders a dozen 14-karat gold pendants from a Beverly Hills jeweler featuring the letters "TCB" set around a lightning bolt. Designed as totems for the Memphis Mafia (and also for security issues), the symbol stands, in Elvis' words, for "Taking Care of Business in a Flash." They would eventually come to symbolize the '70s era for Presley.


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A few albums that was released....


1973 ● The Who —— Quadrophenia ► British Rock

1979 ● Styx —— Cornerstone ► Prog/Art Rock

1981 ● INXS —— Underneath The Colours ► New Wave Synth-Pop

1991 ● Mötley Crüe —— Decade Of Decadence ► Heavy Metal

1993 ● Rush —— Counterparts ► Arena Rock

2004 ● Twisted Sister —— Still Hungry ► Hair Metal


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