This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: June 27th


2015 Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, died at the age of 67 after battling leukemia. He was the only member to appear on each of their 21 studio albums, released from 1969 to 2014.


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This Day In Music History: June 27th


A few albums that was released...


1974 ● Grateful Dead —— From The Mars Hotel ► Psychedelic Rock

1981 ● Motörhead —— No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith ► Heavy Metal

1983 ● Twisted Sister —— You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Hair Metal

1988 ● Jethro Tull —— 20 Years Of Jethro Tull ► Prog Rock

1992 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Black Moon ► Prog Rock

2000 ● Whitesnake —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Whitesnake ► Arena Rock

2000 ● Heart —— Greatest Hits: 1985-1995 ► Album Rock

2006 ● Whitesnake —— Gold ► Arena Rock


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This Day In Rock History: June 28th


1969 Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, The Nice, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Ten Years After, Taste, The Liverpool Scene and Chicken Shack all appeared at The Bath Festival of Blues in England, with DJ John Peel. Tickets cost 18/6. The festival proved very popular, selling out all 30,000 tickets in the first week, surprising both the townsfolk and the promoters. The only major problem occurred when the Nice's use of bagpipers caused the stage to collapse.


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1945 David Knights (original bass guitarist for Procol Harum) is born in Islington, North London, England.

1978 The C.W. McCall hit "Convoy" is adapted into a movie of the same name, which opens in theaters. Kris Kristofferson plays the main character, a trucker who goes by "Rubber Duck."


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1968 The Rascals are awarded their third Gold record for the Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati composition, "A Beautiful Morning". The record rose to number 3 in the US.

1968 Aretha Franklin appears on the cover of Time magazine just as her L.P. "Aretha: Lady Soul" reaches #2 on the Billboard chart.

1973 One of the first British Invasion revival concerts was held at Madison Square Garden in New York. The show featured Gerry And The Pacemakers, Wayne Fontana, The Searchers and Herman's Hermits. The last time any of them were on the US record charts was in early 1968 when "I Can Take or Leave Your Loving" was a #22 hit for Herman's Hermits.


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1974 ● Elton John —— Caribou ► Pop-Rock

1985 ● AC/DC —— Fly On The Wall ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: June 29th


1968 A free concert was held in London's Hyde Park with Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Roy Harper. This afternoon concert was the first free festival to be held in Hyde Park. The concert was held to coincide with the release of Pink Floyd's second album, A Saucerful of Secrets.

1979 American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Lowell George died of a heart attack. The Little Feat front man was found dead at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. George joined Zappa's Mothers of Invention as rhythm guitarist in 1968, played guitar on John Cale's 1973 album Paris 1919, Harry Nilsson's Son of Schmilsson album and Jackson Browne's The Pretender.


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This Day In Rock History: June 29th


1943 Roger Spear (multi-instrumentalist of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) is born in Hammersmith, London, England.

1948 Ian Paice, Deep Purple's drummer and founding member, is born in Nottingham, England.

1953 Dokken frontman and namesake Don Dokken (his real name) is born in Los Angeles.

2007 George McCorkle, guitarist for The Marshall Tucker Band and composer of their hit "Fire On The Mountain," dies at age 59 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.


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2021 Former Uriah Heep vocalist John Lawton passed away at the age of 74. Lawton joined the band in 1976, replacing original lead singer David Byron just as the band was working on its 10th album, "Firefly". A year later, the LP "Innocent Victim" would produce the huge, international hit, "Free Me". Though Lawton would leave the band in 1979, he remained on good terms with his former bandmates.


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A few albums that was released....


1987 ● Great White —— Once Bitten… ► Heavy Metal

1999 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Thirty Years Of Funk: 1969 – 1999 ► Hard Rock

2004 ● Rush —— Feedback ► Prog/Art Rock


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