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This Day In Rock History: July 23rd


1994 The International Astronomical Union named an asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter after Frank Zappa who had died the previous December.

2011 Amy Winehouse was found dead at her north London home, she was 27. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained.London Ambulance Service said it had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two vehicles but the woman died.The troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs which overshadowed her recent musical career.


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1944 Dino Danelli (drummer for The Young Rascals) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey.

1948 John Hall (founder of Orleans) is born in Baltimore, Maryland, but grows up in Elmira, New York.

1950 Blair Thornton (guitarist for Bachman-Turner Overdrive) is born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1964 Nick Menza (drummer for Megadeth) is born in Munich, Germany. He is the son of jazz saxophonist Don Menza.

1965 Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, London, England. He moves to Los Angeles in 1976.

1977 Foreigner releases "Cold As Ice."

1980 Grateful Dead keyboardist Keith Godchaux, 32, dies of head injuries sustained in a car accident two days earlier. He had been on the way home from his birthday party at the time of the crash.


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A few albums that was released....


1965 ● The Moody Blues —— The Magnificent Moodies ► Blues-Rock

1971 ● The Moody Blues —— Every Good Boy Deserves Favour ► Psychedelic Rock

1973 ● Jethro Tull —— A Passion Play ► Prog Rock

1984 ● Sammy Hagar —— VOA ► Arena Rock

1996 ● The Black Crowes —— Three Snakes And One Charm ► Southern Rock


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This Day In Music History: July 24th


2003 Johnny Cash picked up six nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards for his remake of Nine Inch Nails' 'Hurt' from his album, American IV: The Man Comes Around. The video, featuring images from Cash's life and directed by Mark Romanek, was also named the best video of the year by the Grammy Awards and CMA Awards, and the best video of all time by NME.


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This Day In Rock History: July 24th


1972 Bobby Ramirez, the 24-year-old drummer with Edgar Winter's White Trash, is beaten to death in a Chicago barroom brawl after a patron complains about the length of Ramirez's hair.

2011 Dan Peek (multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for America) dies of fibrinous pericarditis in his sleep at age 60.


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1990 Pantera released "Cowboys From Hell." It was their first major label release.


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Today in 1982, Survivor started a six-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Eye Of The Tiger," taken from the film Rocky III. The song was written by Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan and keyboardist Jim Peterik, and was recorded at the request of Sylvester Stallone, after Queen denied him permission to use "Another One Bites the Dust". Fun fact: "Eye of the Tiger" was originally made for the movie The Karate Kid, as the director of both Rocky and The Karate Kid, John G. Avildsen, planned to use the song for a fighting montage towards the end of the feature. Avildsen opted to use "You're the Best" by Joe Esposito for the montage instead. What a journey!


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A few albums that was released....


1967 ● The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock

1970 ● Yes —— Time And A Word [UK] ► Prog Rock

2001 ● Eddie Money —— The Best Of Eddie Money ► Album Rock


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This Day In Rock History: July 25th


2003 52 year old Erik Braunn, the lead guitarist on Iron Butterfly's 1968 classic rock anthem "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. Braunn was just 16 years old when he joined Iron Butterfly and spent only two years with the band, from 1967 to 1969, the era of their greatest success. After leaving the group, Braunn continued to work as a songwriter, musician and producer, occasionally reuniting with his former band mates.


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1969 The Seattle Pop Festival took place at the Gold Creek Park, Woodinville, Washington. Acts who appeared over three days included, Chuck Berry, Tim Buckley, The Byrds, Chicago Transit Authority, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, The Doors, The Flock, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Guess Who, It's A Beautiful Day, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Spirit, Ten Years After, Ike & Tina Turner, Vanilla Fudge, Alice Cooper and The Youngbloods.

1980 AC/DC released their sixth internationally released studio album Back In Black, the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott who died on 19 February 1980 at the age of 33. The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, making it the second highest-selling album of all time, and the best-selling hard rock or heavy metal album.

1983 American heavy metal band Metallica released their debut studio album Kill 'Em All. The release is regarded as a groundbreaking album for thrash metal because of its precise musicianship, which fuses new wave of British heavy metal riffs with h.a.r.d.c.o.r.e punk tempos.


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