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1972 Reginald Dwight legally changed his name to Elton John.

2016 After completing a tour with Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose took over as lead singer for AC/DC, filling in for Brian Johnson at a show in Lisbon after Johnson was told that continuing the tour could result in permanent hearing loss. Rose filled in on the remaining dates as a guest vocalist.

2016 Following his unexpected death, Prince took the top two spots on the Billboard albums chart with The Very Best of Prince at No. 1 and Purple Rain at No. 2.


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A few albums that was released....


1996 ● Pantera —— The Great Southern Trendkill ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal

2001 ● The Black Crowes —— Lions ► Southern Rock

2002 ● Warren Zevon —— My Ride’s Here ► Pop-Rock


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1940 Rick Nelson is born Eric Hilliard Nelson in Teaneck, New Jersey. His parents are Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, and he appears with them on the TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet before becoming a recording star.

1941 Soul singer John Fred (of John Fred & His P.l.a.y.b.o.y Band) is born John Fred Gourrier in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1943 Paul Samwell-Smith (bassist for The Yardbirds) is born in Richmond, Surrey, England.

1943 Danny Whitten, guitarist in Neil Young's band Crazy Horse, is born in Columbus, Georgia. The song "The Needle And The Damage Done" is about Whitten, who dies of a drug overdose at 29.

1953 Drummer Alex Van Halen, who along with his younger brother Eddie forms Van Halen, is born in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

1953 Billy Burnette (guitarist for Fleetwood Mac) is born Dorsey William Burnette III in Memphis, Tennessee.


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1974 UK keyboard player Graham Bond committed suicide after throwing himself under a London tube train at Finsbury Park station, aged 36. It took police two days to identify his body which was crushed beyond all recognition. Briefly a member of Blues Incorporated, a group led by Alexis Korner, before forming the Graham Bond Quartet, with a lineup of Bond on vocals and organ, Ginger Baker on drums and Jack Bruce on bass.


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1970 ● The Beatles —— Let It Be ► Pop-Rock

1974 ● The Kinks —— Preservation Act 2 ► British Rock

1989 ● Golden Earring —— Keeper Of The Flame ► Hard Rock


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1943 Rocker Bruce Milner (pianist for Every Mother's Son) is born.

1944 Rock guitarist Richie Furay (of Buffalo Springfield, Poco) is born in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

1950 Tom Petersson (bass guitarist for Cheap Trick) is born in Rockford, Illinois.

1953 John "Rhino" Edwards (bass guitarist for Status Quo) is born in Chiswick, London, England.

1987 The Grateful Dead shoot the video for "Touch Of Grey" after a concert in Monterey, California. After the show, the shoot is set up and the audience brought back in to watch two different performances of the song: one by the band and another by their skeleton likenesses - the "Dead Ringers." It's the first music video by the band, and it goes into rotation on MTV, giving the group their first hit single.


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2020 Little Richard died of bone cancer at the age of 87. He had his biggest hits in the 1950s and was known for his exuberant performances and flamboyant outfits. With the likes of Chuck Berry and Elvis, he was one of the handful of US acts who mixed blues, R&B and gospel that led to the evolution of rock 'n' roll. He sold more than 30 million records worldwide with hits including 'Good Golly Miss Molly', 'Lucille', 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Long Tall Sally'.


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1970 The Guess Who hit the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 with "American Woman". The song was born by accident when guitarist Randy Bachman was playing a heavy riff on stage after he had broken a string and the band had taken a break. The other members joined in on the jam and Burton Cummings started singing the first thing that came into his head. A fan in the audience had it all on tape and presented it to the group after the show. It was quickly developed into a full song in the studio and ended up spending 3 weeks at the top of the US singles chart. It made #19 in the UK.


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2013 David Bowie's latest video, which starred Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, was temporarily pulled from YouTube over its graphic content. "The Next Day" featured heavy religious imagery, including Cotillard bleeding from stigmata marks. The video sees Bowie performing in a basement bar, surrounded by religious figures, while Oldman, dressed as a priest, punches a homeless person before dancing with a p.r.o.s.t.i.t.u.t.e, who is played by Oscar-winner Cotillard. YouTube admitted making the "wrong call" in removing the video, and reinstated it with an adult content warning.


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A few albums that was released....


1969 ● Ambrose Slade —— Beginnings ► Hard Rock

1989 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— Big Daddy ► Roots Rock

1995 ● Cream —— The Very Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock


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