This Day In Rock History

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1942 John "Jay" David (drummer for Dr. Hook) is born in Bayonne, New Jersey.

1961 Rikki Rocket (drummer for Poison) is born Richard Allan Ream in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

1961 David Evans is born in East London. He later becomes The Edge as a member of U2.


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1992, A riot broke out during a Guns N' Roses and Metallica gig at Montreal stadium when Metallica's show was cut short after singer James Hetfield was injured by pyrotechnics. Guns N' Roses took the stage but frontman Axl Rose claimed that his throat hurt, causing the band to leave the stage early. The cancellation led to a riot by the audience who overturned cars, smashed windows, looted local stores and set fires.

1996, KISS appeared at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio on their 192 date Alive World Tour. During this show a fan threw his fake leg on stage, which all the members signed and handed back to him.


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A few albums that was released....


1964 ● Bob Dylan —— Another Side Of Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock

1983 ● Billy Joel —— An Innocent Man ► Pop-Rock

1988 ● Robert Cray —— Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark ► Blues-Rock

1994 ● April Wine —— Frigate ► Arena Rock

2000 ● The Moody Blues —— Hall Of Fame ► Prog Rock

2006 ● Bad Company —— Live In Albuquerque 1976 ► Hard Rock


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1946 Marinus "Rinus" Gerritsen (bassist, keyboardist for Golden Earring) is born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands.

1994 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Endangered Species, their eight album.


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1968 Deep Purple, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Ten Years After, The Nice, Ginger Baker, Traffic, John Mayall, Spencer Davis, Taste, Jerry Lee Lewis and Arthur Brown all appeared at the three day National Jazz & Blues Festival, Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury On Thames, England.

1995 Jerry Garcia guitarist and singer from the Grateful Dead died from a heart attack at the Serenity Knolls rehabilitation clinic in San Francisco aged 53. Garcia co-founded the New Riders of the Purple Sage and also released several solo albums. He was well known for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarist's of All Time"


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1986 Queen played their last live concert with Freddie Mercury at the Knebworth Park Festival in England. An audience of 120,000 heard them close out with "We Will Rock You"/"We Are The Champions" and "God Save The Queen." Mercury, who died in 1991 of complications related to AIDS, is considered one of the greatest performers in the history of rock.


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A few albums that was released....


1968 ● Cream —— Wheels Of Fire ► Hard Rock

1986 ● Motörhead —— Orgasmatron ► Heavy Metal

2005 ● Yes —— Songs From Tsongas ► Prog Rock


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1985 'Money for Nothing' by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song's falsetto introduction and backing chorus, "I want my MTV" who also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network started on 1 August 1987.


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1909 Inventor Leo Fender, who founded Fender Musical Instruments, is born in Anaheim, California.

1943 Singer-songwriter James Griffin (of Bread) is born Cincinnati, Ohio.

1943 Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes is born Veronica Yvette Bennett in New York City, New York.

1947 Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson is born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.

1961 INXS drummer Jon Farriss is born in Perth, Western Australia. His brothers Tim and Andrew are also in the band.


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Today in 2008, singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes died at his home in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 65, due to a s.t.r.o.k.e.. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul-music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s on several projects. The hit song "Soul Man," written by Hayes and Porter and first performed by Sam & Dave, has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. Hayes is well-known for his musical score for the film Shaft, and his hit song, the "Theme from Shaft", won Hayes the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972. Later in his career, Hayes also became known as the voice of Chef from the hit cartoon show, South Park.


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