This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: July 25th


1941 Guitarist Manny Charlton (of Nazareth) is born in La Linea, Spain.

1943 Drummer Jim McCarty (of The Yardbirds and Renaissance) is born in Walton, Liverpool, England.

1946 Jose "Chepito" Areas (of Santana) is born in Leon, Nicaragua.

1966 The Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love."

1969 Yes release their self-titled debut album, one of the first in the progressive rock genre.


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1965 Bob Dylan appeared on stage at the Newport Jazz Festival with an electric guitar. It was his first non-acoustic set.

1980 AC/DC released "Back In Black." It was their first album with Brian Johnson as lead singer.


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A few albums that was released....


1973 ● Cat Stevens —— Foreigner ► Folk-Pop

1989 ● Alice Cooper —— Trash ► Hard Rock

2006 ● Tom Petty —— Highway Companion ► Album Rock


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This Day In Rock History: July 26th


1986 Peter Gabriel went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sledgehammer', a No.4 hit in the UK. The song's music video has won a number of awards, including a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, and Best British Video at the 1987 Brit Awards. Gabriel was also nominated for three Grammy Awards. As of 2011, 'Sledgehammer' is the most played music video in the history of MTV.

1990 American keyboardist and vocalist Brent Mydland from the Grateful Dead was found dead on the floor of his home aged 38 from a drug overdose. His eleven-year tenure was longer than that of any other keyboardist in the band.

2013 US singer-songwriter JJ Cale died of a heart attack at the age of 74. He became famous in 1970, when Eric Clapton covered his song 'After Midnight'. In 1977 Clapton also popularised Cale's 'Cocaine'. The two worked together on an album which won a Grammy award in 2008.


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This Day In Rock History: July 26th


1943 Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is born Michael Philip Jagger in Dartford, Kent, England.

1949 Roger Taylor (drummer for Queen) is born in Dersingham, Norfolk, England.

1961 Singer-songwriter Gary Cherone is born in Malden, Massachusetts. Best known for his work in the band Extreme, he joins Van Halen for one album: Van Halen III, released in 1997.

1963 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles release "Mickey's Monkey."


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1968 ● The Moody Blues —— In Search Of The Lost Chord ► Psychedelic Rock

1973 ● ZZ Top —— Tres Hombres ► Blues-Rock

1983 ● Asia —— Alpha ► Prog Rock

1985 ● John Waite —— Mask Of Smiles ► Power Pop


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This Day In Music History: July 27th


1974 Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" is released in America, where it would become their highest charting single, reaching #8. If you listen carefully, you can hear Ronnie Van Zant shout "Turn it up", asking producer Al Kooper and engineer Rodney Mills to turn up the volume in his headphones so that he could hear the track better.

2001 Leon Wilkeson, bassist for the southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd was found dead in a Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida hotel room. Allegedly suffering from chronic liver and lung disease, the official cause of death was deemed from natural causes. He was 49.


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1973 Thousands of people hit Watkins Glen, New York, for the "Summer Jam" one day before the music festival is scheduled to begin. The crowd is already so large and so raucous that The Band turn their sound-check into a mini-set. The Allman Brothers Band follows in similar character by rocking through "One Way Out" and "Ramblin' Man." The Grateful Dead come next with a two-set explosion. This impromptu jam tires them not at all, and the next day they still scramble psyches with two long sets.

1984 Metallica release their second album, Ride The Lightning, via Megaforce Records. It is reissued a short time later when they sign to Elektra Records.


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1977 ● Grateful Dead —— Terrapin Station ► Album Rock

1979 ● AC/DC —— Highway To H-E-L-L ► Hard Rock

1981 ● Stevie Nicks —— Bella Donna ► Pop-Rock

1987 ● Triumph —— Surveillance ► Arena Rock

1999 ● Eric Clapton —— Blues ► Blues-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: July 28th


1973 The Watkins Glen outdoor summer jam was held outside of Watkins Glen, New York with The Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead and The Band. Over 600,000 rock fans attended. Many historians claimed the event was the largest gathering of people in the history of the United States. 150,000 tickets were sold for $10 each, but for all the other people it was a free concert. The crowd was so huge that a large part of the audience was not able to see the stage.

2021 American musician Dusty Hill died at his home in Houston, Texas, at the age of 72. He was the bassist of the rock band ZZ Top for over 50 years, he also sang lead and backing vocals, and played keyboards.


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