This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: August 16th


1946 Gordon Fleet (drummer for The Easybeats) is born in Merseyside, England.

1948 Barry Hay (frontman for Golden Earring) is born in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

1957 INXS lead guitarist Tim Farriss is born in Perth, Western Australia.

1966 The Monkees release their first single, "Last Train To Clarksville."

1977 The King is dead. Elvis Presley dies at his home in Graceland as a result of an overdose from prescription drugs.

1986 At a soggy Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen gets a huge ovation when he takes the stage with the band. Twenty months earlier, Allen's left arm was severed in a car accident, and after extensive rehab and some warm-up gigs, he makes a triumphant return at the festival, playing barefoot behind a drum kit modified with electronic pedals. Scorpions and Motörhead are also on the bill, which is headlined by Ozzy Osbourne.


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1977 Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden, he had been seated on the toilet reading 'The Scientific Search For Jesus'. He died of heart failure at the age of 42. His first record for RCA, 'Heartbreak Hotel' was also his first US No.1. He starred in 31 films. Elvis holds the record for the most entries on the US Hot 100 chart with 154. Elvis became the first rock 'n' roll artist to be honoured by the US Postal Service with a stamp.


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A few albums that was released....


1971 ● The Rolling Stones —— Gimme Shelter ► Blues-Rock

1994 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— After The Storm ► Folk-Rock

1994 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Sleeps With Angels ► Folk-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: August 17th


1944 Folk rocker John Seiter (of Spanky and Our Gang) is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1947 Rock/soul musician Gary Talley (of The Box Tops and Big Star) is born in Memphis, Tennessee.

1949 Sib Hashian (drummer for Boston) is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1965 Steve Gorman (drummer for The Black Crowes) is born in Muskegon, Michigan.

1980 At the Toledo Speedway Jam II in Toledo, Ohio, ZZ Top headline the show with AC/DC, Sammy Hagar and Humble Pie on the undercard. (Also advertised on the poster: 800 kegs of beer, drinking age 18 in Ohio!) It is the last time AC/DC is a support act until 2003, when they open for The Rolling Stones.


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A few albums that was released....


1970 ● The Band —— Stage Fright ► Folk-Rock

1984 ● W.A.S.P. —— W.A.S.P. ► Glam Metal

1999 ● John Mellencamp —— Rough Harvest ► Folk-Rock

1999 ● The Moody Blues —— Strange Times ► Prog Rock

2010 ● John Mellencamp —— No Better Than This ► Roots Rock


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This Day In Rock History: August 18th


1986 Bon Jovi released their third studio album, Slippery When Wet, which peaked at No.1 on the US charts, going on to sell over 28 million copies worldwide. The set featured two US chart toppers, 'You Give Love A Bad Name' and 'Livin’ On A Prayer'.


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1950 Dennis Elliott (drummer for Foreigner) is born in Peckham, London, England.


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A few albums that was released....


1978 ● The Who —— Who Are You ► British Rock

1980 ● Yes —— Drama ► Prog Rock

1992 ● Patty Smyth —— Patty Smyth ► Pop-Rock

1992 ● Eric Clapton —— Unplugged ► Blues-Rock

2008 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Greatest Hits [2008] ► Southern Rock


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This Day In Rock History: August 19th


2005 A life-size bronze statue designed by Paul Daly of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Dublin. The ceremony was attended by his former Thin Lizzy band members Gary Moore, Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham. Lynott who died in 1986 aged 36 had a string of hits including 'Whiskey in the Jar', 'The Boys are Back in Town', 'Jailbreak' and 'Waiting for an Alibi'.


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1939 Ginger Baker (drummer for Cream) is born Peter Edward Baker in Lewisham, South London, England.

1945 Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan is born in Chiswick, London, England.

1948 Elliot Lurie (lead guitarist, vocalist for Looking Glass) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1951 John Deacon (bassist for Queen) is born in Oadby, Leicester, England.

1983 Having been sporadic since it was originally shut down in 1968, "pirate radio" station Radio Caroline makes its comeback on board the ship Ross Revenge in the North Sea's international waters. Six years to the day later, it would be shut down again.


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