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This Day In Rock History: December 2nd


1976 The first day of the photo shoot for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover took place at Battersea Power Station in London, England with a giant inflatable pig lashed between two of the structure's tall towers. A trained marksman was hired ready to fire if the inflatable escaped, but was not needed on this, the first day. Unfortunately the following day the marksman hadn't been rebooked, so when the inflatable broke free from its moorings, it was able to float away, eventually landing in Kent where it was recovered by a local farmer, reportedly furious that it had ‘scared his cows.’

2012 Led Zeppelin received a prestigious award from Barack Obama for their significant contribution to American culture and the arts. Dressed in black suits and bow ties, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were among a group of artists who received Kennedy Centre Honours at a dinner event at the White House. In his tribute to the band, Mr Obama said: "When Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham burst onto the musical scene in the late 1960s, the world never saw it coming." The president thanked the former band members for behaving themselves at the White House given their history of "hotel rooms being trashed and mayhem all around".


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A few albums that was released....



1976 ● Stephen Stills —— The Best Of Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock

1985 ● Queen —— The Complete Works ► Glam Rock

1991 ● Suzi Quatro —— Live & Kickin’ ► Hard Rock

1991 ● Bon Jovi —— Hard & Hot (Best Of Bon Jovi) ► Hard Rock

2008 ● Neil Young —— Sugar Mountain – Live at Canterbury House 1968 ► Folk-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: December 3rd


2015 American musician and singer-songwriter Scott Weiland died aged 48. He was found in cardiac arrest on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band The Wildabouts. He was 48 years old. Weiland was best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots from 1986 to 2013, as well as Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008.


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This Day In Rock History: December 3rd


1948 Ozzy Osbourne is born John Michael Osbourne in Birmingham, England. He becomes the lead singer of Black Sabbath.

1949 Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship singer) is born in Cairo, Georgia.

1952 Duane Roland (Molly Hatchet guitarist) is born in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

2014 Ian McLagan (keyboardist for Small Faces, Faces) dies of a s.t.r.o.k.e. at age 69.



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This Day In Rock History: December 3rd


Today in 1965, The Beatles released their 6th album Rubber Soul. Taking a new experimental direction, the band introduced a sitar to their sound and recorded the album in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. The album title was reportedly a nod to "plastic soul" — a name African American musicians used to call Mick Jagger (a white musician singing soul music). The album is regarded by some as one of the greatest albums in popular music history, and in 2012, Rolling Stone ranked it as No. 5 in the magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".


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A few albums that was released....


1965 ● The Who —— My Generation ► Hard Rock

1983 ● Slade —— The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome ► Hard Rock

1996 ● Spirit —— California Blues ► Blues-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: December 4th


1942 Chris Hillman (of The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1951 Gary Rossington is born in Jacksonville, Florida. He becomes a founding member and guitarist of both Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Rossington-Collins Band. Rossington is inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame in 2006 as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

2013 REO Speedwagon, Styx, Richard Marx and Survivor play a "Rock to the Rescue" concert in Bloomington, Illinois to benefit victims of a November 17 tornado in the area. Longtime REO guitarist Gary Richrath joins the band for "Ridin' the Storm Out," his first appearance with the group since he left in 1989. It's the last time he plays with the band, as he dies in 2015.

2014 The day after a fake MSNBC story reports the death of Axl Rose, the very much alive Guns N' Roses frontman tweets: "if I'm dead do I still have to pay taxes?"


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1971 The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa. The incident is immortalized by Deep Purple’s 1973 hit, “Smoke On The Water,” which includes the line, “some stupid with a flare gun, burned the place to the ground.” In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. On the night of the blaze, Nobs saved several young people who, thinking they would be sheltered from the flames, had hidden in the casino from the blaze. A recording of the outbreak and fire announcement can be found on a Frank Zappa Bootleg album titled Swiss Cheese / Fire.

1976 American guitarist Tommy Bolin died from a h.e.r.o.i.n. overdose aged 25, the day after opening a show for Jeff Beck in Miami, Florida. Bolin was a member of Zephyr (1969 to 1971,) The James Gang (1973 to 1974,) and Deep Purple (1975 to 1976.)

1993 Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, Frank Zappa died of prostate cancer.*Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60*albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention, and as a solo artist, including the 1969 album Hot Rats and 1974 album Apostrophe. Zappa recorded one of the first concept albums, Freak Out, released in 1966. It was also one of the earliest double albums in rock music, although Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde preceded it by a week.


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This Day In Music History: December 4th


A few albums that was released....


1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— December’s Children (And Everybody’s) ► Blues-Rock

1970 ● Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Ash ► Prog Rock

1977 ● Scorpions —— Taken By Force ► Heavy Metal/Rock

1989 ● Queen —— At The Beeb ► Glam Rock

1997 ● Loverboy —— Six ► Arena Rock


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This Day In Rock History: December 5th


1938 Singer-songwriter J.J. Cale, a forerunner of the Tulsa Sound, is born John Weldon Cale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1945 Eduardo "Eddie" Serrato (drummer for ? & the Mysterians) is born

1947 Jim Messina (of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins & Messina) is born in Maywood, California.

1960 Jack Russell (Great White vocalist) is born in Montebello, California.

1968 Glen Graham (drummer for Blind Melon) is born in Columbus, Mississippi.

1969 The Rolling Stones release the foreboding album Let It Bleed, with the classic tracks "Gimme Shelter" and "Midnight Rambler." The next day, a fan is killed during their performance at the Altamont Speedway.

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