This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: May 4th


A few albums that was released....


1973 ● Yes —— Yessongs ► Prog Rock

1982 ● 38 Special —— Special Forces ► Southern Rock

1999 ● Black Label Society —— Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock

2004 ● Styx —— Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 5th


1972 The first day of the three day Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England, with Grateful Dead, Dr John, Donovan, The Kinks, Captain Beefheart, Hawkwind, America, Family, Country Joe MacDonald, Wishbone Ash, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Brinsley Schwarz and the Flamin Groovies.

2015 American rock bassist Craig Gruber died of prostate cancer in Florida aged 63. He is best known as the original bassist in Rainbow and also played in Elf with vocalist Ronnie James Dio and worked with guitarist Gary Moore.


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This Day In Rock History: May 5th


1948 Bill Ward (drummer for Black Sabbath) is born in Aston, Birmingham, England.


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This Day In Rock History: May 5th


A few albums that was released....


1971 ● The Rascals —— Peaceful World ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1975 ● The James Gang —— Newborn ► Blues-Rock

1981 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hard Promises ► Album Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 6th


2009 Donald "Ean" Evans, the bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, died of cancer at the age of 48. He joined the band in 2001 following the passing of Leon Wilkeson and remained with them until his death.


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1942 Colin Earl (pianist for Foghat, Mungo Jerry) is born Hampton Court, London, England.

1945 Bob Seger is born in Lincoln Park, Michigan.

1951 Guitarist Davey Johnstone, a longtime member of Elton John's band, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.


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1972 The Tyrannosaurus Rex double album 'Prophets, Seers And Sages And The Angels Of The Ages / My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair But Now Their Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows' went to No.1 in the UK. The longest title of an album ever at the time!

2002 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen was voted the UK's favourite single of all time in a poll by the Guinness Hit Singles book. 'Imagine' by John Lennon was voted in at No.2 and ‘Hey Jude’, The Beatles No.3, 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA was fourth and Madonna 'Like A Prayer' was in fifth place.

2020 English rock singer Brian Howe died of cardiac arrest age 66. He is best known for replacing Paul Rodgers as the lead vocalist of Bad Company. Howe's career was jump-started in 1983 when Ted Nugent recruited him to handle lead vocals for his Penetrator album and front its subsequent world tour.


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This Day In Rock History: May 6th


A few albums that was released....


1970 ● Poco —— Poco ► Country-Rock

1982 ● Camel —— The Single Factor ► Prog Rock

1997 ● Rush —— Retrospective I ► Prog/Art Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 7th


1946 Rock guitarist Ray Monette (of Rare Earth, Funkadelic) is born.

1946 Rock drummer Bill Kreutzmann (of Grateful Dead) is born in Palo Alto, California.

1950 Rock drummer Prairie Prince (of The Tubes, Journey, New Cars) is born Charles Lempriere Prince in Charlotte, North Carolina.

1961 Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell is born in Pontypridd, Wales.

1969 The Who release "Pinball Wizard."


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This Day In Music History: May 7th


1998 Eddie Rabbitt, US singer, songwriter died of lung cancer aged 56. During his career, he scored over 20 No.1's on Billboard's country singles chart including 1981 'I Love A Rainy Night'. Elvis Presley, Dr Hook, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle and Lynn Anderson all recorded his songs.


Born on this day....

1945 American woodwind, keyboard player and vocalist Cornelius Bumpus who toured with The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. Bumpus died of a heart attack at age 58 on February 3, 2004 while on an airline flight from New York to California, where he was scheduled to perform at the Columbia College Jazz Concert Series. The plane made an emergency landing in Sioux City, Iowa but Bumpus died by the time the plane reached the ground.


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