This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: July 28th


1938 Guitarist/songwriter George Cummings (of Dr. Hook) is born in Meridian, Mississippi.

1945 Rick Wright (of Pink Floyd) is born in Hatch End, Middlesex, England.

1949 Steve Took (of T. Rex) is born in Eltham, London, England.

1949 Drummer Simon Kirke (of Free and Bad Company) is born in Lambeth, London, England.


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1972 ● Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Schmilsson [UK] ► Folk-Rock

1975 ● Black Sabbath —— Sabotage ► Hard Rock

1979 ● Rainbow —— Down To Earth ► Arena Rock


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This Day In Rock History: July 29th


1946 Neal Doughty (keyboardist for REO Speedwagon) is born in Evansville, Indiana.

1953 Patti Scialfa (Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) is born in Deal, New Jersey.

1953 Rush frontman Geddy Lee is born Geddy Lee Weinrib in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada

1959 John Sykes (guitarist for Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) is born in Reading, Berkshire, England.

1993 Eddie Guzman (drummer for Rare Earth) dies from complications of diabetes at age 49.

2015 The Eagles play their last concert with Glenn Frey. The show takes place in Bossier City, Louisiana, the final date of their History of the Eagles tour. The set features 27 songs and two encores, closing with "Desperado." Founding member Frey dies six months later. The band continues on with his son, Deacon, in his stead.


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1966 Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker made their live debut as Cream at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England. The group's third album, Wheels of Fire, was the world's first platinum-selling double album.

1974 Mamas & the Papas singer Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London, England. She was staying at Harry Nilsson's London flat when she died. Her solo hits included 'Dream a Little Dream of Me,' which also featured the rest of The Mamas & the Papas and 'It's Getting Better'. Had also been a member of The Mugwumps.

2007 Heart problems forced Kiss singer and guitarist Paul Stanley to abandon a show in California. Paramedics stopped and restarted his heart to give it a regular rhythm after his heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute.


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1969 ● The Byrds —— Preflyte ► Country-Rock

1980 ● Hall & Oates —— Voices ► Pop-Rock

1997 ● Alice Cooper —— A Fistful Of Alice ► Hard Rock

2008 ● Alice Cooper —— Along Came A Spider ► Hard Rock

2014 ● Eric Clapton —— The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale ► Blues-Rock

2014 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hypnotic Eye ► Album Rock


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This Day In Rock History: July 30th


2003 Sam Phillips the founder of Sun Records and studio died of respiratory failure at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ for Muscle Shoals, Alabama radio station WLAY. Phillips recorded what some consider to be the first rock and roll record, ‘Rocket 88’ by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats in 1951. He discovered Elvis Presley, worked with Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Ike Turner, B.B. King and Jerry Lee Lewis.


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1946 Jeffrey Hammond (bass guitarist for Jethro Tull) is born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

1965 The Rolling Stones release their fourth US album, Out Of Our Heads.

1966 The Troggs' "Wild Thing" hits #1.

2002 Bruce Springsteen releases The Rising.


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1968 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Last Time Around ► Folk-Rock

1969 ● Miles Davis —— In A Silent Way ► Electric Jazz/Fusion

1969 ● Moby Grape —— Truly Fine Citizen ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)

1991 ● Widespread Panic —— Widespread Panic ► Southern Rock

1996 ● Alice In Chains —— Unplugged ► Acoustic Metal


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1945 Gary Lewis, future leader of Gary Lewis and the Playboys, is born Cary Levitch. His name is changed two years later when his dad changes his name from Joseph Levitch to Jerry Lewis.

1947 Karl Green (bassist for Herman's Hermits) is born in Manchester, England.

1953 Cellist Hugh McDowell (of Electric Light Orchestra) is born in Hampstead, London, England.

1958 Bill Berry (drummer for R.E.M.) is born in Duluth, Minnesota.


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2012 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed their longest concert at Olympiastadion in Helsinki, Finland. Their set clocked in at four hours and six minutes.


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