This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: May 1st


1939 Folk singer Judy Collins is born in Seattle, Washington.

1946 Nick Fortuna (bass guitarist for The Buckinghams) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1954 Guitarist and songwriter Ray Parker, Jr., writer and performer of the Ghostbusters theme, is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1966 Rock bassist Johnny Colt (of The Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd) is born Charles Brandt in Cherry Point, North Carolina.


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A few albums that was released....


1961 ● Ben E. King —— Spanish Harlem ► Soul

1969 ● Joni Mitchell —— Clouds ► Folk-Rock

1990 ● Rory Gallagher —— Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock

2001 ● Gram Parsons —— Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology ► Country-Rock

2007 ● Black Sabbath —— Live At Hammersmith Odeon ► Hard Rock

2007 ● Rush —— Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 2nd


1933 Bunk Gardner (played woodwinds and tenor sax for Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention) is born John Leon Gardner in Cleveland, Ohio.

1944 English drummer Bob Henrit (of The Kinks, Argent) is born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England.

1945 Rock keyboardist Goldy McJohn (of Steppenwolf) is born John Raymond Goadsby in Toronto, Canada.

1950 Lou Gramm (original frontman of Foreigner) is born Louis Andrew Grammatico in Rochester, New York.

1951 John Glascock (bassist for Jethro Tull) is born in Islington, Greater London, England.

2005 Cream reunite for the first of four shows in London's Royal Albert Hall, the site of their farewell concert 36 years earlier. The band hasn't played together since their 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.


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2004 Total Guitar magazine's readers voted Guns N' Roses' anthem ‘Sweet Child O' Mine’ as the greatest guitar riff ever ahead of Nirvana's grunge anthem ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' came third, followed by Deep Purple's ‘Smoke On The Water’. Total Guitar editor Scott Rowley said: "To a new generation of guitarist's, Guns N' Roses are more thrilling than the S.e.x Pistols".


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A few albums that was released....


1978 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— You’re Gonna Get It! ► Album Rock

1982 ● Rory Gallagher —— Jinx ► Blues-Rock

2000 ● Asia —— Rare ► Prog Rock


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1972 Guitarist Les Harvey of the Scottish / English soul band Stone the Crows, was electrocuted by a shorted microphone wire during a concert attended by 12-thousand people in Swansea, Wales. He died in a local hospital three hours later.

1986 Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love" tops the Billboard singles chart on its way to becoming a world-wide million seller. Originally recorded as a duet with Chaka Khan, her record company wouldn't grant her a release to work on Palmer's label, Island Records, and her voice was removed.


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1933 James Brown is born in Barnwell, South Carolina, but will be raised in Augusta, Georgia.

1934 '60s pop singer Frankie Valli (of The Four Seasons) is born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio in Newark, New Jersey

1944 Pete Staples (bass guitarist for The Troggs) is born in Andover, Hampshire, England.

1953 Bruce Hall (bassist for REO Speedwagon) is born in Champaign, Illinois.


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A few albums that was released....


1974 ● Status Quo —— Quo ► Hard Rock

1976 ● Aerosmith —— Rocks ► Hard Rock

1988 ● Queensrÿche —— Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal

1994 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock


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1973 Led Zeppelin opened their 1973 North American tour, which was billed as the 'biggest and most profitable rock & roll tour in the history of the United States'. The group would gross over $4 million from the dates, flying between gigs in 'The Starship' a Boeing 720 passenger jet, complete with bar, shower room, TV and video in a 30' lounge and a white fur bedroom.

1987 American blues vocalist, harmonica player Paul Butterfield, who fronted The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, died at his home in North Hollywood, California, of drug-related heart failure, he was 44. Gained international recognition, as one of the early acts performing during the Summer of Love, at Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock festival.


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1923 Ed Cassidy (drummer for Spirit) is born in Harvey, Illinois.

1940 Ronnie Bond (drummer for The Troggs) is born Ronald James Bullis in Andover, Hampshire, England.

1945 Georg Wadenius (lead guitarist for Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born in Stockholm, Sweden.

1951 Mick Mars (lead guitarist for Motley Crue) is born Robert Alan Deal in Terre Haute, Indiana.


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