This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: June 12th


1976 The Who, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Little Feat, Outlaws and Streetwalkers all appeared at Swansea City Football Club, Swansea, Wales, Tickets cost £4 ($7).

1989 The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opened at Graceland. The museum contained over 30 cars which were owned by Presley including his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, and the red MG that Elvis drove in the film Blue Hawaii.


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Some albums released....


1988 ● Gregg Allman —— Just Before The Bullets Fly ► Southern Rock

1990 ● Bad Company —— Holy Water ► Hard Rock

2001 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Zoom ► Pop-Rock

2007 ● Steely Dan —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock

2012 ● Rush —— Clockwork Angels ► Prog/Art Rock


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This Day In Rock History: June 13th


1949 Dennis Locorriere (lead vocalist and guitarist for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) is born in Union City, New Jersey.

1951 Howard Leese (guitarist for Heart) is born in Hollywood, California.

2017 Anita Pallenberg, who lived with Keith Richards for 13 years and had three kids with him, dies at age 75. Pallenberg inspired the Rolling Stones songs "You Got The Silver" and "Happy."


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2018 Legendary Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana died peacefully at his home age 87. Before joining guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black in Presley's backing band the Blue Moon Boys, Dominic Joseph Fontana worked as the house drummer for his hometown of Shreveport's Louisiana Hayride working with the likes of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Steve Young, Melba Montgomery, Norma Jean, Vassar Clements, Carl Butler and other country artists.


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1980 Roadie” opens across America. Appearing in the film are VH1 giants Meat Loaf, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, and Styx.


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Some albums released....


1975 ● Jefferson Starship —— Red Octopus ► Arena Rock

1979 ● The Cars —— Candy-O ► New Wave Pop-Rock

1979 ● Joni Mitchell —— Mingus ► Folk-Rock

1983 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Texas Flood ► Blues-Rock

2000 ● B.B. King & Eric Clapton —— Riding With The King ► Blues

2006 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Sinner ► Hard Rock


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1945 Rod Argent (keyboardist for The Zombies, founder of Argent) is born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

1949 Jim Lea (multi-instrumentalist of Slade) is born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England.

1949 Yes drummer Alan White is born in Ferryhill, County Durham, England.

1963 Chris DeGarmo (lead guitarist for Queensrÿche) is born in Wenatchee, Washington.

1970 A billboard taking up an entire city block to promote Grand Funk Railroad goes up in New York City's Times Square. It costs Capitol Records about $100,000 but pays off when their Closer To Home album sells over 2 million copies and they sell out Shea Stadium the next summer.


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1995 Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher died after a chest infection set in following a liver transplant. Had been a member of Taste before going solo, sold over 30m albums worldwide. Voted Melody Maker's Top Musician of the Year in 1972, auditioned for The Rolling Stones following the departure of Mick Taylor. Gallagher made his final performance on 10 January 1995 in the Netherlands.

2016 Irish rock guitarist, Henry McCullough died after never fully recovering from a severe heart attack he had suffered four years earlier. He recorded with Paul McCartney and Wings, featuring on the hit James Bond theme, 'Live and Let Die' and 'My Love', the solo which he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. He was also a member of Spooky Tooth and The Grease Band.


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A few albums that was released...


1965 ● The Beatles —— Beatles VI ► Pop-Rock

1968 ● Iron Butterfly —— In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ► Psychedelic Rock

1970 ● Grateful Dead —— Workingman’s Dead ► Folk-Rock

1971 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Tarkus ► Prog Rock

1976 ● Chicago —— Chicago X ► Jazz-Rock

1980 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Cultosaurus Erectus ► Metal

1988 ● Status Quo —— Ain’t Complaining ► Blues-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: June 15th


1941 Nilsson is born Harry Edward Nilsson III in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.

1946 Noddy Holder (lead vocalist, guitarist of Slade) is born Neville John Holder in Walsall, Staffordshire, England.

1951 Steve Walsh (singer, keyboardist for Kansas, Streets) is born in St Joseph, Missouri.

1956 Bernie Shaw (lead vocalist for Uriah Heep) is born in Victoria, British Columbia.

1963 Scott Rockenfield (drummer for Queensrÿche) is born in Seattle, Washington.


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