This Day In Rock History

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1945 John Wolters (drummer for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) is born in New Jersey.

1956 Rock singer-songwriter Jimmy Barnes, who performs with Cold Chisel and INXS, is born James Dixon Swan in Glasgow, Scotland.

1980 Tommy Caldwell (original frontman for The Marshall Tucker Band) dies at age 30 when his Jeep overturns during an accident.

1981 Original T. Rex bass player Steve Currie dies in a car accident at age 33, four years after the group's lead singer Marc Bolan met his demise in a similar fashion.


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1976 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band appeared at the Grand Ole Opry at the Opryland USA theme park in Nashville, the first time a rock band has played the Opry since The Byrds in 1968.

1978 The movie FM, about a radio station with a motley collection of DJs was released in the US. Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and REO Speedwagon all appeared in the film. The theme song from the movie Steely Dan's 'FM (No Static at All)' won engineers Al Schmitt and Roger Nichols the 1979 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording.


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A few albums that was released....

1969 ● Chicago —— Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock

1980 ● Alice Cooper —— Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock

1998 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock

2009 ● The Black Crowes —— Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock


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1942 Klaus Voorman (bassist for Manfred Mann), who designs The Beatles album cover for Revolver, is born in Hamburg, Germany.

1947 Rock drummer Joel Larson (of The Grass Roots) is born in San Francisco, California.

1968 Carnie Wilson (of Wilson Phillips) is born in Bel Air, California, to The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and his first wife, Marilyn Rovell.

1997 Lynyrd Skynyrd release the album Twenty, which is titled after the fact that it's being released 20 years after the plane crash that claimed the lives of three band members. It's their ninth studio album.


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2014 Atlanta Rhythm Section bassist Paul Goddard died of cancer at age 68.


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1933 Willie Hugh Nelson was born on this day in 1933, making him 89 today. One of the most popular country figures of all time — especially in the "outlaw country" subgenre — he has released 94 studio albums (consisting of 69 solo studio albums and 25 collaborative studio albums), 13 live albums, 51 compilation albums and 41 video albums. He has acted in more than 30 films, and he is widely known for his activism and political views — mainly supporting the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana. He has won many, many awards in his lifetime; he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993, and he received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998. He's still going strong, pivoting to online performances in the time of COVID-19, and petitioning President Biden to make April 20 a national holiday.

1993 Mick Ronson died of cancer in England. The guitarist was David Bowie's right-hand man during the Ziggy Stardust days and had also worked with Ian Hunter, Bob Dylan and Morrissey.


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A few albums that was released....


1967 ● The Turtles —— Happy Together ► Pop-Rock

1977 ● Alice Cooper —— Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad

1981 ● Van Halen —— Fair Warning ► Hard Rock

1996 ● Black Sabbath —— The Sabbath Stones ► Hard Rock

2001 ● Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop

2008 ● Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch ► Southern Rock

2008 ● Kansas —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock


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1976 The Who's drummer Keith Moon paid nine cab drivers to block-off both ends of a New York street so he could throw the contents of his hotel room out of the window.

1999 Nazareth drummer Darrell Sweet died aged 52, after suffering a fatal heart attack before a show in New Albany, Indiana. Nazareth had the 1973 UK No.9 single 'Broken Down Angel' 1976 US No. 8 single 'Love Hurts'.


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1970 Twiggs Lyndon, the road manager for the Allman Brothers Band, was arrested for murder after he stabbed a club manager during an argument over a contract. At the ensuing trial, Lyndon's lawyers argued that he had been temporarily insane at the time of the incident and that touring with the Allman Brothers would drive anyone insane. Incredibly, Lyndon was acquitted.

1983 Blues guitarist Muddy Waters, born McKinley Morganfield, died of a heart attack at the age of 68. He is considered "the father of modern Chicago Blues" and was a major inspiration for the British Blues explosion in the 1960s. He has been ranked #17 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time


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A few albums that was released....


1971 ● Thin Lizzy —— Thin Lizzy ► Hard Rock

1977 ● The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock

1982 ● Cheap Trick —— One On One ► Hard Rock/Power Pop

1986 ● Keel —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal

1989 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s Innyrds ► Southern Rock

1991 ● Yes —— Union ► Prog Rock

2002 ● Jethro Tull —— Living With The Past ► Folk-Rock


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