This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Music History: June 9th


Some albums released....

1972 ● King Crimson —— Earthbound ► Prog Rock

1978 ● The Moody Blues —— Octave ► Prog Rock

1998 ● David Lee Roth —— DLR Band ► Hard Rock

2008 ● Whitesnake —— 30th Anniversary Collection ► Arena Rock

2009 ● Black Sabbath —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock


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1910 Chicago blues singer Howlin' Wolf is born Chester Arthur Burnett in White Station, Mississippi.

1967 Outdoor rock: California's Magic Mountain Music Festival, considered the first rock music festival, features Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and The Byrds - the crowd of 15,000 will be dwarfed by the 200,000 at the Monterey Pop Festival the following weekend.

1975 The Eagles release their fourth album, One Of These Nights. It includes "Take It to the Limit," one of the few Eagles songs with a lead vocal by Randy Meisner.


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2004 Ray Charles passed away at the age of 73. During his 45 year career, Ray appeared on the US Pop charts 77 times, with 33 of those songs making the Top 40. He became the first artist to have an album on Billboard's Hot 200 for six decades in a row.


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Some albums released....


1982 ● Rainbow —— Straight Between The Eyes ► Hard Rock

1983 ● The Kinks —— State Of Confusion ► British Rock

2003 ● Eddie Money —— The Essential Eddie Money ► Album Rock

2003 ● Steely Dan —— Everything Must Go ► Jazz-Rock

2013 ● Black Sabbath —— 13 ► Hard Rock

2016 ● Motörhead —— Clean Your Clo
ck ► Heavy Metal


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This Day In Rock History: June 11th


1948 Rock drummer Skip Alan (of The Pretty Things, Them) is born in England.

1991 Skid Row release the album S.l.a.v.e To The Grind, the follow-up to their 5-million-selling self-titled debut. It debuts at #1 in America and sells 2 million, but it doesn't have legs: none of the songs catch on with radio or MTV.


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1947 Born on this day, Richard Palmer-James, English musician who worked with King Crimson in the early 1970s and was a founding member of Supertramp; he sang vocals and wrote the lyrics for their self-titled debut album.

1949, Born on this day, Frank Beard, American drummer with ZZ Top, who had the 1984 US No.8 & 1985 UK No.16 single 'Legs'. Beard is notable as being the only musician in the band without a long beard, an ironic fact considering his last name. The band has had global album sales in excess of 50 million as of 2014.

1952, Born on this day, Donnie Van Zant, American rock vocalist, guitarist best known as having been a member of 38 Special, from its formation in 1974 until 2013. He is the middle of three brothers: his older brother Ronnie was the original lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd who died in a 1977 plane crash.


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Some albums released...


1969 ● Three Dog Night —— Suitable For Framing ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1981 ● Def Leppard —— High ‘N’ Dry ► Hard Rock

1982 ● REO Speedwagon —— Good Trouble ► Arena Rock

1991 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 ► Southern Rock

2013 ● Queen—— Icon ► Glam Rock


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1941 Reg Presley (lead singer for The Troggs) is born Reginald Maurice Ball in Andover, Hampshire, England.

1949 John Wetton, frontman for King Crimson and Asia, is born in Derbyshire, England.

1951 Brad Delp (lead vocalist for Boston) is born in Peabody, Massachusetts.

1951 Bun E. Carlos (drummer for Cheap Trick) is born Brad Carlson in Rockford, Illinois.

1977 Blues rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd is born Kenny Wayne Brobst in Shreveport, Louisiana.


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2011 Carl Gardner, the lead singer of The Coasters on their pioneering Rock 'n' Roll hits "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown", "Poison Ivy" and "Searchin'" died of congestive heart failure at the age of 83.


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History Highlight:

Today in 1965, The Supremes scored their fifth consecutive U.S. No. 1 single when "Back In My Arms Again" went to the top of the charts, making them the first American group to accomplish this feat. The song was written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland-Dozier-Holland, and features lead vocals by Diana Ross, background vocals by Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson and all instruments by the Funk Brothers.


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1965 The Rolling Stones released one of the all-time most popular rock tunes, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The song was first played only on pirate radio stations as its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive but it was later embraced by radio stations and the world as one of the greatest songs of all time. "Satisfaction" was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2006.

2006 Prince received a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his "visionary" use of the Internet; Prince was the first major artist to release an entire album, 1997's Crystal Ball, exclusively online.


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