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This Day In Rock History: August 5th


1967 Pink Floyd released their debut album, "The Piper At the Gates of Dawn", which would reach #6 in the UK. The LP did not contain the two singles released earlier in the year, "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play". It only managed to climb to #131 on The Billboard Hot 200 and took nearly 27 years to be certified Gold when it received the honor in March, 1994.

1992 Session drummer Jeff Porcaro, one of the most sought after musicians of the 1970s, died following cardiac arrest. Porcaro had played on Boz Scaggs' "Silk Degrees" before forming Toto. Over the years he would also perform on such albums as "The Wall", "Gaucho", "The End of the Innocence", "Luck of the Draw" and many others. Porcaro was just 38 years old.


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2021 Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga play the second of two sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It's Bennett's last performance; a week later the 95-year-old singer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2016, announces he's retiring from performing.


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1980 ● Pat Benatar —— Crimes Of Passion ► Hard Rock

2003 ● Jeff Beck —— Jeff ► Instrumental Rock


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This Day In Rock History: August 6th


1970 Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York's Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

1970 The 10th National Jazz, Blues and Pop four day Festival was held at Plumpton Racecourse in Sussex, England. Featuring, Family, Groundhogs, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, Fat Mattress, Yes, Caravan, The Strawbs, Black Sabbath, Wild Angles, Wishbone Ash and Daddy Longlegs.


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1928 Andy Warhol, who makes his mark on the music world as manager for the The Velvet Underground and designer of the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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1963 ● Johnny Cash —— Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash ► Outlaw Country

1991 ● Harem Scarem —— Harem Scarem ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal

1991 ● Yes —— Yesyears ► Prog Rock


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This Day In Rock History: August 7th


1945 Bassist/songwriter Kerry Chater (of Gary Puckett & the Union Gap) is born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1951 Pete Way of UFO is born in Enfield, North London.

1952 Bass guitarist/vocalist Andy Fraser (of Free) is born in Paddington, London, England.

1958 Bruce Dickinson (lead vocalist for Iron Maiden) is born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England.

1981 The animated sci-fi film Heavy Metal is released. Although it shares its name with the hard-rock genre, the film isn't intended to have anything to do with music, but instead is an anthology of various stories from the comic magazine Heavy Metal. Almost as an afterthought, an all-star soundtrack is added, featuring songs by Sammy Hagar, Devo, Blue Öyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Journey, and Black Sabbath, to name a few.


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Today in 1976, Elton John and Kiki Dee were at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," giving Elton his sixth U.S. No. 1. The song was written by Elton John with Bernie Taupin under the pseudonyms "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche", which was apparently a pun on the expression "an horse and cart, blanche". Fun fact: In 1977, John guest starred on The Muppet Show and performed the track with Miss Piggy.


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1967 ● The Byrds —— The Byrd’s Greatest Hits ► Country-Rock

1970 ● The Moody Blues —— A Question Of Balance ► Psychedelic Rock

1983 ● Black Sabbath —— Born Again ► Hard Rock

1990 ● Jon Bon Jovi —— Blaze Of Glory ► Arena Rock

1999 ● Rory Gallagher —— BBC Sessions ► Blues-Rock

2015 ● Gregg Allman —— Back To Macon, GA ► Southern Rock


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This Day In Music History: August 8th


2017 American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor Glen Campbell died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 81. He became a patient at an Alzheimer's long-term care and treatment facility in 2014. Campbell released more than 70 studio albums and sold 45 million records worldwide. His hits include: 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix', 'Wichita Lineman', 'Galveston' and 'Rhinestone Cowboy'. His guitar playing can be heard on ‘Strangers in the Night’ by Frank Sinatra, ‘You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'‘ by The Righteous Brothers and ‘I'm a Believer’ by The Monkees.


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