This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: June 21st


1944 Ray Davies (rhythm guitarist, vocalist for The Kinks) is born in Fortis Green, London, England.

1947 Joey Molland of Badfinger is born in Edge Hill, Liverpool, England. He's the only member of the group to live into his 60s. Lead singer Pete Ham (27) and guitarist Tom Evans (36) both commit suicide, and drummer Mike Gibbins dies of a brain aneurysm at 56.

1950 Joey Kramer (drummer for Aerosmith) is born in The Bronx, New York City.

1951 Rock multi-instrumentalist Nils Lofgren (of Grin, E Street Band, All Starr Band) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1979 Angus MacLise (original drummer for The Velvet Underground) dies of hypoglycemia and tuberculosis at age 41.


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This Day In Music History: June 21st


A few albums that was released...


1965 ● The Byrds —— Mr. Tambourine Man ► Country-Rock

1968 ● John Mayall —— Bare Wires ► Blues-Rock

1969 ● Deep Purple —— Deep Purple ► Hard Rock

1982 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Daylight Again ► Folk-Rock

1987 ● Judas Priest —— Priest…Live! ► Heavy Metal

1987 ● White Lion —— Pride ► Hard Rock/Hair Metal

1990 ● Poison —— Flesh & Blood ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal

1994 ● John Mellencamp —— Dance ***** ► Roots Rock


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This Day In Rock History: June 22nd


1948 Todd Rundgren is born outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the '70s, he becomes a top solo artist and one of the most celebrated producers in music, with Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell his biggest commercial success.

1957 INXS bass player Garry Beers is born in Manly, New South Wales, Australia.

1988 Robert Palmer releases "Simply Irresistible" in his native UK, where it peaks at #44. It fares much better in the US, where it lands at #2.

1990 Billy Joel becomes the first rock act to play at Yankee Stadium when he performs at the first of two sellout shows.

2018 Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul dies at 54.



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This Day In Rock History: June 22nd


1971 The second Glastonbury Festival in England took place. Held over 5 days to coincide with the summer solstice, (the weather was, for a British 'summer' very good). Acts who appeared included: Melanie, Quintessence, David Bowie, The Edgar Broughton Band, Pink Fairies, Terry Reid - with David Lyndley and Linda Lewis, Gong, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, Brinsley Schwarz, Fairport Convention, Family and Traffic. Over 7,000 fans attended the event.

1971 Joni Mitchell released her fourth studio album Blue. The album is now generally regarded by music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. In July 2017, Blue was chosen by NPR as the greatest album of all time made by a woman.


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This Day In Music History: June 22nd


A few albums that was released....


1988 ● Robert Palmer —— Heavy Nova ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1998 ● Genesis —— Genesis Archive 1967-75 ► Prog Rock

2004 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Vicious Cycle Tour ► Southern Rock

2004 ● Heart —— Jupiter’s Darling ► Album Rock

2004 ● Motörhead —— Inferno ► Heavy Metal

2010 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Live From Freedom Hall ► Southern Rock


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This Day In Rock History: June 23rd


1965 Motown Records releases "Tracks Of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles. The song was written by the group, based on a riff that Miracles guitarist Marv Tarplin had come up with. Their version would reach number 16 on the US Pop charts, while Johnny Rivers' rendition would reach number 10 two years later.

1979 Supertramp's album, "Breakfast in America" rose to the top of the US album chart on the strength of three hit singles, "The Logical Song" (#6), "Goodbye Stranger" (#15), and "Take the Long Way Home" (#10). The LP would win two Grammys and sell in excess of 18 million copies worldwide.

1990 Actor Gary Busey, who played Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story, pays $237,419 for one of Holly's acoustic guitars at an auction at Sotheby's in New York. The guitar came in a tooled leather case made by Holly himself.

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A few albums that was released....

1971 ● The Byrds —— Byrdmaniax ► Country-Rock

1972 ● Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past [UK] ► Prog Rock

1987 ● Sammy Hagar —— I Never Said Goodbye ► Hard Rock

2009 ● Cheap Trick —— The Latest ► Hard Rock/Power Pop

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This Day In Rock History: June 24th


1944 Chris Wood (flutist/saxophonist/keyboardist for Traffic) is born in Quinton, Birmingham, England.

1944 Rock guitarist Jeff Beck is born in Wallington, England.

1945 Colin Blunstone (lead singer of The Zombies) is born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.

1947 Mick Fleetwood (drummer for Fleetwood Mac) is born in Redruth, Cornwall, England, though he'll grow up in locales around the world due to his father's career as a Royal Air Force fighter pilot.

1948 Patrick Moraz (keyboardist for Yes, The Moody Blues) is born in Morges, Switzerland.

1949 John Illsley (bass guitarist for Dire Straits) is born in Leicester, England.

1967 Jeff Cease (former guitarist for The Black Crowes) is born in Nashville, Tennessee.

2010 JoJo Billingsley (backing vocalist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies of cancer at age 58.


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1967 The beginning of the end came for The Lovin' Spoonful when guitarist Zal Yanovsky quit after a performance in New York at the Forest Hills Music Festival. One year later, John Sebastian would also leave the band to go solo. Although he made several unannounced guest appearances during John Sebastian concerts, Yanovsky gradually withdrew from music altogether and eventually became a restaurateur. He was 58 years old when he suffered a fatal heart attack on December 13th, 2002 at his farm near Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

1977 Madison Wisconsin Police Detective Bruce Frey witnessed one of the strangest events of his career when he saw Elvis Presley jump out of his limo and stop two teenagers who were beating up a younger lad at a local gas station. Elvis said, "I'll take you on." Frey remembers; "They looked up at him, froze in mid-punch and the victim ran into the gas station." The pair quickly apologized and Elvis got back into the limo and headed for his hotel room at the Sheraton.

2013 Alan Myers, drummer for the New Wave band Devo on their 1980, Billboard #14 hit, "Whip It", died of cancer at the age of 58.

2018 George Cameron, drummer and vocalist for The Left Banke on their hits "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina", died of cancer at the age of 70.


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This Day In Music History: June 24th


A few albums that was released...


1968 ● The Rascals —— Time Peace: The Rascals Greatest Hits ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1980 ● Jackson Browne —— Hold Out ► Folk-Rock

1988 ● Elton John —— Reg Strikes Back ► Pop-Rock

1997 ● Mötley Crüe —— Generation Swine ► Heavy Metal

2008 ● Mötley Crüe —— Saints Of Los Angeles ► Heavy Metal

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