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This Day In Rock History: July 31st


1980 During an Eagles concert at Long Beach, California, tempers boiled over between Glen Frey and Don Felder, who spent the entire show describing to each other the beating each planned to administer backstage. "Only three more songs until I kick your ass, pal," Frey told Felder. The group’s next album was mixed by Frey and Felder on opposite coasts after the two decided they couldn't bear to be in the same state, let alone the same studio.

2021 American guitarist and singer-songwriter Paul Cotton died at the age of 78. He was a member of the band Poco and the writer of their international hit song ‘Heart of the Night’. Cotton left Poco in early 2010 and went on to release several solo albums.


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Today in 1971, James Taylor went to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with the Carole King song "You've Got A Friend," (included on her album Tapestry and on Taylor's album Mud Slide Slim). The song would go on to win the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal male Performance and Song Of The Year.


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A few albums that was released....


1967 ● The Rascals —— Goovin’ ► Blue-Eyed Soul

2006 ● Rory Gallagher —— Live At Montreux ► Blues-Rock


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1969 The three day US Atlantic City Pop Festival took place at the Atlantic City race track with B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Santana, Three Dog Night, Dr John, Procol Harum, Arthur Brown, Iron Butterfly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Little Richard, Tim Buckley, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, The Mothers Of Invention and Canned Heat. Joni Mitchell started to cry and ran off stage in the middle of her third song because the crowd was not paying attention to her performance.


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1946 Rick Coonce (drummer for The Grass Roots) is born Erik Michael Coonce in Los Angeles, California.

1946 Boz Burrell (bass player for Bad Company) is born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England.

1951 Tim Bachman (of Bachman-Turner Overdrive) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1951 Guitarist Tommy Bolin (of Deep Purple and the James Gang) is born in Sioux City, Iowa.

1959 Joe Elliot (lead vocalist for Def Leppard) is born is Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

1972 The Eagles release "Witchy Woman."

1978 Dhani Harrison is born to George Harrison and his soon-to-be-wife Olivia. Dhani, who like his dad becomes a musician, is the couple's only child.

2015 Rush play their last concert, closing out their R40 Live tour with a show at The Forum near Los Angeles. It's not announced as their farewell, but the band has hinted it might be. At the end of the show, drummer Neil Peart uncharacteristically comes to the front of the stage to take a bow with his bandmates.


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2017 Steppenwolf's original keyboard player, Goldy McJohn suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 72. He, along with singer John Kay and drummer Jerry Edmonton, formed the group in 1967, and was onboard for seven albums before being sacked by Kay in 1974.


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A few albums that was released....


2006 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Coliseum, Hampton, VA, November 9, 1991 ► Roots Rock

2006 ● Steely Dan —— Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection ► Jazz-Rock


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1937 Garth Hudson (of The Band) is born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

1944 Jim Capaldi (drummer for Traffic) is born Nicola James Capaldi in Evesham, Worcestershire, England.

1950 Ted Turner (guitarist for Wishbone Ash) is born in Sheldon, Birmingham, England.

1987 David Martin (bass player for Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs and co-writer of "Wooly Bully") dies of a heart attack at age 50.

2004 Eric Clapton bails out Cordings clothing store in London, a favorite of his since his teenage years, by purchasing a 50 percent share in the retailer.


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2007 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards signed a deal reportedly worth more than $7 million to write his autobiography. The book, which traces his life from cherubic choirboy to Rock 'n' Roll survivor, hit stores in the Fall of 2010.


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1944 English drummer, singer and songwriter Jim Capaldi, who with Traffic scored the 1967 UK No.2 single 'Hole In My Shoe'. Capaldi had the solo 1975 UK No. 4 hit single with 'Love Hurts'. Capaldi also performed with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Cat Stevens. He died 28th Jan 2005 of stomach cancer aged 60.


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