This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: April 18th


A few albums that was released....


1975 ● ZZ Top —— Fandango! ► Blues-Rock

1988 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads ► Blues-Rock

2000 ● Black Label Society —— Stronger Than Death ► Heavy Metal


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This Day In Rock History: April 19th


1942 Alan Price (original keyboardist for The Animals) is born in Fatfield, England.

1947 Mark Volman (of The Turtles, Flo and Eddie, Mothers of Invention) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1953 Rock drummer Rod Morgenstein (of Winger) is born in New York.


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This Day In Rock History: April 19th


1980 32 year old English singer Brian Johnson joined Australian group AC/DC, replacing Bon Scott who had died after a drinks binge in February 1980. Johnson's first band was the Gobi Desert Canoe Club. He was also in a band called Fresh. From 1970, Johnson played with cabaret/club band The Jasper Hart Band, performing songs from the musical Hair. He and other members of the band went on to form Geordie.

2012 Levon Helm, died of throat cancer aged 71. A drummer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Helm formed his own high school band, the Jungle Bush Beaters, at 17, he later joined The Hawks (who became Bob Dylan's backing group) who then became known as The Band. He sang on Band classics like 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,' 'Up on Cripple Creek,' 'Rag Mama Rag,' and 'The Weight.'


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This Day In Rock History: April 19th


2020 Ian Whitcomb, the British born singer who scored a Billboard #8 hit with "You Turn Me On" in 1965, died of natural causes at the age of 78. He opened for The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and Sam the Sham And The Pharaohs in '65, but retired shortly after and was later commissioned by Penguin Books to write a history of Pop music called After the Ball, published in 1972. After moving to American, he spent the rest of his life recording, writing about music, producing TV programs and hosting radio shows.

2021 Jim Steinman, a songwriter whose most successful works included Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart", Air Supply's "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em and Weep", and Celine Dion's cover of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now", died of kidney failure at the age of 73.


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This Day In Rock History: April 19th


A few albums that was released....


1976 ● John Sebastian —— Welcome Back ► Folk-Rock

1982 ● Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock

1991 ● Golden Earring —— Bloody Buccaneers ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: April 20th


1945 Keyboardist Jimmy Winston (The Moments, The Small Faces) is born in Stratford, London, England.

1948 Craig Frost (keyboardist for Grand Funk Railroad) is born in Flint, Michigan.


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This Day In Rock History: April 20th


1971 Five friends at San Rafael High School in California coined the term "4:20" as a euphemism for smoking p.o.t. April 20th became a popular day to spark one up, as does 4:20pm. Fans of the Grateful Dead helped spread the phrase, the Boston song 'Smokin'' clocks in at 4 minutes, 20 seconds, and if you multiply the title numbers in Bob Dylan's 'Rainy Day Women #12 And #35,' you get 420.

1991 Steve Marriott leader of Small Faces and Humble Pie, died in a fire at his home in Essex. His work became a major influence for many 90s bands. Small Faces had the 1967 UK No.3 & US No.16 single 'Itchycoo Park', plus 1968 No.1 UK album 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake', Humble Pie, 1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie'. As a child actor he played parts in Dixon of Dock Green and The Artful Dodger in Oliver.

1992 'A Concert For Life' took place at Wembley Stadium as a tribute to Queen singer Freddie Mercury and for aids awareness. Acts appearing included; Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), David Bowie, Mick Ronson, James Hetfield, George Michael, Seal, Paul Young, Annie Lennox, Lisa Stansfield, Robert Plant, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Axl Rose and Slash.


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This Day In Rock History: April 20th


1968 Deep Purple made their live debut at a gig in Taastrup, Denmark. Formerly known as Roundabout, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore suggested a new name — Deep Purple — named after his grandmother's favorite song (which had been a hit for Peter De Rose), after his grandmother had repeatedly asked if they would be performing the song. The band, along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-seventies," and they were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre.


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This Day In Rock History: April 20th


A few albums that was released....

1970 ● Jethro Tull —— Benefit ► Prog Rock

1972 ● Dr. John —— Dr. John’s Gumbo ► Roots Rock

1979 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Million Mile Reflections ► Southern Rock

1993 ● Aerosmith —— Get A Grip ► Hard Rock

1999 ● Alice Cooper —— The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock

2004 ● Prince —— Musicology ► Dance-Pop


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This Day In Rock History: April 21st


1947 Iggy Pop is born James Newell Osterberg Jr. in Muskegon, Michigan.

1947 Rock musician John Weider (guitarist for The Animals, bassist for Family) is born in Shepherd's Bush, London, England.


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