This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: December 28th


1968 The three day Miami Pop festival took place, the first major rock festival held on the East Coast of the US, with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Chuck Berry, The McCoys, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, The Turtles, The Box Tops, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Pacific Gas and Electric, Procol Harum, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly and The Grateful Dead.

2015 Lemmy, lead vocalist and bassist with Motörhead died at his home in Los Angeles, California, four days after his 70th birthday following a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. Lemmy played in several rock groups in the 1960s, including the Rockin' Vickers and worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and the Nice, before joining the space rock band Hawkwind in 1971, singing lead on their hit 'Silver Machine'.


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A few albums that was released....


1963 ● Stevie Wonder —— With A Song In My Heart ► Pop-R&B

2004 ● R.E.M. —— iTunes Originals – R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: December 29th


1941 Ray Thomas (flautist, percussionist for The Moody Blues) is born in Stourport-on-Severn, England.

1943 Rick Danko (bassist for The Band) is born in Blayney, Ontario, Canada. He drops out of school at age 14 to become a musician.

1947 Drummer Cozy Powell is born in Gloucestershire, England. He does stints in Black Sabbath and Rainbow, and also plays on albums for Whitesnake, Robert Plant, Brian May and many others. (Powell sometimes listed his date of birth as December 29, 1948, but the death register gives it as December 29, 1947.)


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1999 Three ferrets named Beckham, Posh Spice and Baby Spice were used to lay power cables for a rock concert being held in Greenwich, London, England, (workers were not allowed to dig up the turf at the Royal Park). Organizers found that rods could not push the cables through the tiny tunnels, which frequently bend and dog-leg. The ferrets were eased into tiny nylon harnesses with wires which where then attached to a rope, the animals ran into a series of ducts which were under the stage like rabbit runs, leading the cables with them. The ferrets instinctively make for any hole in the ground and are enticed to the end of the duct by a slab of smelly meat. The New Years Eve concert featured Simply Red, Eurythmics and Bryan Ferry.

2010 Pollstar reported that Bon Jovi were the highest earning touring act of the year, taking in over $200 million (£130.7m). Australian rockers AC/DC landed at number two for the second year in a row, with tickets sales from their recent trek totaling $177m (£115m). U2 which was the top worldwide act in 2009, came in at third place, with ticket sales totaling $160.9m (£104.6m). Lady Gaga followed in fourth place, with Metallica at number five.


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This Day In Rock History: December 30th


1939 Felix Pappalardi (bassist, vocalist for Mountain) is born in the Bronx, New York.

1942 Michael Nesmith (of The Monkees) is born Robert Michael Nesmith in Houston, Texas.

1945 Davy Jones (of The Monkees) is born in Manchester, England.

1946 Clive Bunker (drummer for Jethro Tull) is born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.

1946 Punk rock icon Patti Smith is born in Chicago.

1947 Rock musician Jeff Lynne (of Electric Light Orchestra, The Traveling Wilburys) is born in Shard End, Birmingham, England.

1967 Songwriter Bert Berns - known for penning a string of '60s hits, including "Piece of My Heart," "Hang on Sloopy" and "Twist and Shout" - dies of a heart attack at age 38.

1995 Clarence "Satch" Satchell (saxophonist, guitarist for The Ohio Players) dies of a brain aneurysm at age 54.


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1969 Peter Tork quit The Monkees buying himself out of his contract which left him broke. He went on to form a group called Release and played banjo on George Harrison's soundtrack to the film Wonderwall.

2020 American saxophonist Alto Reed died of colon cancer age 72. He is best known as a long-time member of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and also worked with many artists including Grand Funk Railroad, Little Feat, Otis Rush, Spencer Davis, The Blues Brothers, The Ventures and George Thorogood.


Born on this day:

1928 Bo Diddley guitarist, singer, (R&B hits, 'Bo Diddley', 'You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover', 1963 UK No.34 single 'Pretty Thing'). When The Beatles first went to the US, John Lennon was asked what he would like to see; he replied Bo Diddley. Bo Diddley died from heart failure in Archer, Florida aged 79 on 2nd June 2008.


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