This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: November 29th


1933 John Mayall (founder of The Bluesbreakers) is born in Macclesfield, England.

1940 Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & The Papas, Mugwumps) is born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

1942 Felix Cavaliere (keyboardist for The Rascals) is born in Pelham, New York.

1947 Ronnie Montrose (of Edgar Winter Group, Montrose) is born in San Francisco, California.

1951 Rock guitarist Barry Goudreau (of Boston) is born in Boston, Massachusetts.


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2001 Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, ‘Something’, and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Harrison released the acclaimed triple album, All Things Must Pass, in 1970, from which came the worldwide No.1 single 'My Sweet Lord.'

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1943 Tim Davis American drummer, singer and songwriter, who co-founded the Steve Miller Band who had the 1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single 'The Joker', the 1976 hit 'Fly Like an Eagle' and the 1982 US No.1 hit 'Abracadabra'. He died on 20 September 1988 age 44.


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A few albums that was released....


1974 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Fire On The Mountain ► Southern Rock

1974 ● Slade —— Slade In Flame ► Hard Rock

1982 ● Foreigner —— Records ► Arena Rock

1988 ● Guns N’ Roses —— G N’ R Lies ► Hard Rock

2011 ● Yes —— In The Present – Live From Lyon ► Prog Rock



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This Day In Rock History: November 30th


1943 Grass Roots frontman Rob Grill is born in Los Angeles, California.

1943 Leo Lyons (bassist for Ten Years After) is born David William Lyons in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.

1945 Deep Purple bass player Roger Glover is born in Wales.

1955 Billy Idol is born William Michael Albert Broad in Stanmore, Middlesex, England.

1959 Cherie Currie is born in Encino, California. As lead singer of The Runaways she is at the core of the LA party scene in the late 1970s, leading to a lifelong struggle with drug addiction. After leaving the band acrimoniously she has a short solo career as a musician - recording with her twin sister, Marie - before becoming an actress and later a chainsaw sculptor.

1969 "Love Child" by The Supremes hits #1 in America.

1979 1979 Pink Floyd's album The Wall is released, seeing out the '70s in spectacular fashion as it sells over 13 million copies. The powerful concept album's themes of isolation and despair resonate with legions of fans, and it even spawns a #1 single - "Another Brick In The Wall (part II).


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2001 Flags are lowered to half-staff at the Liverpool Town Hall and a book of condolence is opened in memory of George Harrison. In London, the Coldstream Guards play a Beatles medley during the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.


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A few albums that was released....


1967 ● Jefferson Airplane —— After Bathing At Baxter’s ► Psychedelic Rock

1973 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Solar Fire ► Prog Rock

1975 ● Cat Stevens —— Numbers ► Folk-Pop

1978 ● Steely Dan —— Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock

1981 ● Yes —— Classic Yes ► Prog Rock

1982 ● Sammy Hagar —— Three Lock Box ► Arena Rock

1985 ● The Who —— Who’s Missing ► Hard Rock


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1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their second studio album Axis: Bold as Love. Hendrix expressed dismay regarding the album cover art, which depicts him and the Experience as various forms of Vishnu, incorporating a painting of them by Roger Law, from a photo-portrait by Karl Ferris. Hendrix stated that the cover would have been more appropriate had it highlighted his American Indian heritage.

2013 Australian artist, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker Martin Sharp died from emphysema aged 71. Sharp was called Australia's foremost pop artist.His psychedelic posters of Bob Dylan, Donovan and others, rank as classics of the genre. Martin co-wrote one of Cream's best known songs, ‘Tales of Brave Ulysses’, created the cover art for Cream's Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire albums, and in the 1970s became a champion of singer Tiny Tim.



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A few albums that was released....


1968 ● The Monkees —— Head ► Pop-Rock

1973 ● Jim Croce —— I Got A Name ► Folk-Pop

1975 ● Black Sabbath —— We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll [UK] ► Hard Rock

1975 ● Styx —— Equinox ► Prog/Art Rock

1978 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Minute By Minute ► Pop-Rock

1982 ● The Rolling Stones —— Story Of The Stones ► Blues-Rock

1986 ● Queen —— Live Magic ► Glam Rock


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This Day In Rock History: December 2nd


1941 Tom McGuinness (guitarist for Manfred Mann) is born in Wimbledon, South London, England.

1960 Rick Savage (bass guitarist for Def Leppard) is born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.


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