This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Music History: August 10th


A few albums that was released....


1968 ● Ten Years After —— Undead ► Blues-Rock

1970 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Weasels Ripped My Flesh ► Art Rock

1988 ● Winger —— Winger ► Heavy Metal

1989 ● White Lion —— Big Game ► Hard Rock

1999 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Edge Of Forever ► Southern Rock

2004 ● REO Speedwagon —— The Essential REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock


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This Day In Rock History: August 11th


1967 Small Faces, The Move, Marmalade, Paul Jones, Pink Floyd, Amen Corner, Donovan, Zoot Money, Cream, Jeff Beck, John Mayall, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown all appeared at this years UK Reading festival. An advance 3 day ticket cost £2. Arthur Brown's trademark flaming helmet burnt out of control and organiser Harold Pendleton's father-in-law had to douse the flames with a pint of beer.


1979 Led Zeppelin played their last ever UK show when they appeared at Knebworth House, England. The set list included: The Song Remains The Same, Celebration Day, Black Dog, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over The Hills And Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Hot Dog, The Rain Song, White Summer/Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Under Foot, Sick Again, Achilles' Last Stand, In The Evening, Stairway To Heaven Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love and Communication Breakdown.


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1942 Mike Hugg (of Manfred Mann) is born in Gosport, Hampshire, England.

1943 Saxophonist Denis Payton (of The Dave Clark Five) is born in Walthamstow, North London, England.

1943 Jim Kale (bassist for The Guess Who) is born Michael James Kale in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1950 Eric Braunn (guitarist for Iron Butterfly) is born Rick Davis in Pekin, Illinois.

1964 The Who, temporarily known as the High Numbers, take the stage at Harrow, England's Railway Hotel, but not before lead singer Roger Daltrey is involved in a fistfight with his father-in-law just outside.

2011 Warrant lead singer Jani Lane dies at age 47 after a long battle with drug and alcohol addiction.


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2020 Trini Lopez, the singer, guitarist and actor who scored a Billboard #3 hit in 1963 with "If I Had A Hammer", passed away at the age of 83 from complications caused by the COVID-19 virus. Along with three other Top 40 hits, he also starred in the 1967 World War II film The Dirty Dozen alongside Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, John Cassavetes, Lee Marvin, Donald Sutherland and Telly Savalas. After his hit records and acting roles tailed off, he continued to release albums and perform regularly, mostly in Las Vegas and his adopted home of Palm Springs.


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1962 ● The Ventures —— Mashed Potatoes And Gravy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental

1992 ● Pat Travers —— Blues Tracks ► Blues-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: August 12th


1972 Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'School's Out'. The bands only UK No.1, which was also a No.7 hit on the US chart. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". Cooper said: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, the next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school."

1989 The two day Moscow Music Peace Festival was held at The Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Western Acts who appeared included Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row and The Scorpions. This was the first time that an audience had been allowed to stand up and dance at a stadium rock concert in the Soviet Union. Previous to this, all concerts had to be seated.

2009 Guitarist Les Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia. Paul is credited with developing one of the first solid-body electric guitars, which went on sale in 1952 and contributed to the birth of rock. He also developed other influential recording innovations such as multi-track recording and overdubbing. In the early 50s, Paul and his wife Mary Ford had a string of hits including 'Mockin' Bird Hill', 'How High the Moon', and 'Vaya Con Dios'.


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1949 Musician/film score composer Mark Knopfler (frontman for Dire Straits) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.

1991 Metallica release their fifth album, which is self-titled but commonly known as The Black Album. It goes to #1 in eight countries, including America, where it sells 16 million copies.


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1970 Janis Joplin performs her final concert at Harvard Stadium to a packed house of 10,000. She would die of a drug overdose less than two months later.

2010 Richie Hayward, drummer and co-founder of Little Feat, passed away at the age of 64 after contracting pneumonia as he battled liver cancer.


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A few albums that was released....


1966 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks Greatest Hits! ► British Rock

1968 ● Big Brother & The Holding Company —— Cheap Thrills ► Blues-Rock

1991 ● Metallica —— Metallica ► Heavy Metal

2003 ● Pat Benatar —— Good King Bad ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: August 13th


1951 Dan Fogelberg is born in Peoria, Illinois

1952 Guitarist/vocalist Hughie Thomasson (of Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd) is born in Tampa, Florida.

1993 Steely Dan, who broke up in 1981, re-form and begin a US tour at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Walter Becker explains: "We spent all the money from the last tour. We made $800 each and it's all gone now."

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