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1939 Gary U.S. Bonds is born Gary Anderson in Jacksonville, Florida. His stage name, originally just "U.S. Bonds," comes from posters advertising United States savings bonds. His big hit comes in 1961 with the #1 "Quarter To Three."

1944 Peter Albin (bassist for Big Brother & the Holding Company) is born in San Francisco, California.

1960 Steve Vai is born in Carle Place, a town located in Long Island, New York.

2003 Dave Rowberry (keyboardist for The Animals) dies at age 62 of an ulcer hemorrhage.

2006 Billy Preston, a virtuoso keyboardist who worked with the likes of Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and The Beatles, dies of kidney failure at age 59 after a long battle with kidney disease and hypertension. His funeral is held in Inglewood, California, on June 20th.


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1970 ● The Soft Machine —— Third ► Psychedelic Rock

1972 ● Looking Glass —— Looking Glass ► Pop-Rock

1975 ● The Rolling Stones —— Made In The Shade ► Blues-Rock

1981 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Juju ► Post-Punk

1983 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Allies ► Folk-Rock

1987 ● Heart —— Bad Animals ► Album Rock

1988 ● The Moody Blues —— Sur La Mer ► Prog Rock

1989 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— In Step ► Blues-Rock

2006 ● Cheap Trick —— Rockford ► Hard Rock/Power Pop


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1944 Country rocker Clarence White (guitarist for The Byrds) is born Clarence Joseph LeBlanc in Lewiston, Maine.

1958 Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He's named after his father's jazz combo, the Prince Rogers Trio.

2011 Def Leppard release their first ever live album: Mirrorball.


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1972 ● Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles —— Live! ► Jazz Fusion

1982 ● Chicago —— Chicago 16 ► Jazz-Rock

1994 ● Boston —— Walk On ► Arena Rock


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1964 Liberty Records release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" by Jan & Dean. The initial instrumental tracks had been recorded at United Western Recorders on March 21st by members of The Wrecking Crew, which included Hal Blaine and Earl Palmer (drums), Jimmy Bond (upright bass), Ray Pohlman (electric bass), Bill Pitman, Billy Strange and Tommy Tedesco (guitars) and Leon Russell (keyboards). The song would peak at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the first week of August.

2016 Brian Rading, a founding member of Canada's Five Man Electrical Band, died after a long battle with throat cancer at the age of 69. He played bass on the band's 1971, Billboard #3 hit, "Signs".


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1942 Chuck Negron (of Three Dog Night) is born in Manhattan, New York.

1944 Boz Scaggs is born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio.

1953 Jeff "Worzel" Rich (drummer for Status Quo, The Climax Blues Band) is born in Hackney, London, England.

1979 Guitarist Derek Trucks is born in Jacksonville, Florida. After forming The Derek Trucks Band, he serves in The Allman Brothers Band from 1999-2014 alongside his uncle, drummer Butch Trucks.

2004 Velvet Revolver release their first album, Contraband. The group is made up of former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan, along with Scott Weiland and Dave Kushner.


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2008 Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the Top 50 guitar songs of all time. No. 5 was 'Brown Sugar' by The Rolling Stones, No. 4 'You Really Got Me' by The Kinks, No. 3 'Crossroads', by Cream, No. 2 'Purple Haze', by Jimi Hendrix and No. 1 'Johnny B Goode', Chuck Berry.


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1977 ● Trooper —— Knock ‘Em Dead Kid ► Hard Rock

1984 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Hyaena ► Glam Rock

1999 ● Def Leppard —— Euphoria ► Hard Rock

1999 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Fetish ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: June 9th


1941 Jon Lord, keyboard player for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, is born in Leicester, England.

1947 Mick Box (lead guitarist for Uriah Heep) is born in Walthamstow, East London, England.

1949 George Bunnell (bass and rhythm guitarist for The Strawberry Alarm Clock) is born.

1950 Trevor Bolder (bass guitarist for Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash) is born in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.


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1915, Born on this day, guitarist Les Paul, inventor of the Gibson Les Paul guitar who also had a 1953 UK No.7 single with ‘Vaya Con Dios’ and the US No.7 single ‘Hummingbird’ with Mary Ford featuring his multi-layered recording techniques. He also pioneered ‘close miking’ and echo delay recording. He broke his right arm in a car accident and had it set at an angle so he could still play guitar. Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia on 13th Aug 2009.

1941, Born on this day, Jon Lord, keyboardist with English rock band Deep Purple, who had the 1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night', and the 1973 US No. 4 single 'Smoke On The Water'. He also played with Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower P.o.t Men. Lord died of cancer on 16th July 2012.

1978, The Rolling Stones released Some Girls, their first studio album recorded with Ronnie Wood as a full member. The album cover was designed by Peter Corriston and featured The Rolling Stones in garish drag alongside select female celebrities and lingerie ads. The cover immediately ran into trouble when Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli (representing her mother Judy Garland), Raquel Welch, and the estate of Marilyn Monroe threatened legal action.


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