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This Day In Rock History: Feb 3rd


1943 Eric Haydock (original bass guitarist for The Hollies) is born in Stockport, Cheshire, England.

1947 Dave Davies (lead guitarist for The Kinks) is born in Fortis Green, London, England.

1949 Arthur Kane (bass guitarist for New York Dolls) is born in The Bronx, New York City.

1979 20 years after the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Del Shannon and The Drifters perform a tribute show in Clear Lake, Iowa, where Holly's last concert took place.

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1986, Dire Straits were at number one on the UK album charts with their fifth studio album Brothers in Arms. With ten weeks at the top chart spot, the album is the seventh best-selling album in UK chart history. It won two Grammy Awards in 1986, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards. Brothers in Arms also spent nine weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 in the US, and thirty-four weeks at number one on the Australian Album Chart.

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2004 - American woodwind, keyboard player and vocalist Cornelius Bumpus died of a heart attack at age 58. He toured with The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.

2008 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performed during the halftime-show of Super Bowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium. They played 'American Girl', 'I Won't Back Down', 'Free Fallin'' and 'Runnin' Down a Dream'.


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In Remembrance of Tom Petty: Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers



 

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A few albums that was released.


1964 ● The Beatles —— Twist And Shout ► Pop-Rock

1976 ● Black Sabbath —— We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Hard Rock

1981 ● Rainbow —— Difficult To Cure ► Hard Rock

1998 ● Pearl Jam —— Yield ► Hard Rock

1998 ● Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers 2000: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ► Blues-Rock

2003 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Nocturama ► Alt Rock


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This Day In Rock History: Feb 4th


2017 Black Sabbath played the final show of their nearly fifty year career with a two hour send-off in their home town of Birmingham, England. Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and bassist Geezer Butler played a fifteen song set, ending with their first hit, "Paranoid". As ticker tape and balloons fell, Ozzy thanked the fans and waved goodbye.


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1941 John Steel (original drummer for The Animals) is born in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.

1948 Vincent Furnier, who will become better known as Alice Cooper, is born in Detroit.

1951 Phil Ehart (drummer for Kansas) is born in Coffeyville, Kansas.

1952 Jerry Shirley (drummer for Humble Pie) is born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England.


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1977 Fleetwood Mac released Rumours. The songs 'Go Your Own Way', 'Don't Stop', 'Dreams', and 'You Make Loving Fun' were released as singles. Rumours is Fleetwood Mac's most successful release; along with winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978, the record has sold over 45 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

1983 Karen Carpenter died aged 32 of a cardiac arrest at her parent's house in Downey, California; the coroner's report gave the cause of death of imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa. The Carpenters 1970 album Close to You, featured two hit singles: ‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’ and ‘We've Only Just Begun.’ They peaked at No.1 and No.2, on the US chart. In 1975 - in P.layboy's annual opinion poll; its readers voted Karen Carpenter the Best Rock Drummer of the year.


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1982 Alex Harvey, leader of the 1970s glam rockers, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, died after suffering two heart attacks. His death came on the eve of his 47th birthday.

2013 Reg Presley, the lead singer for The Troggs on their 1966 smash "Wild Thing", died after a year-long struggle with lung cancer. He was 71.

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A few albums that was released.


1980 ● The Ramones —— End Of The Century ► Punk-Rock

1988 ● Widespread Panic —— Space Wrangler ► Southern Rock

1991 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Talkin’ Blues ► Roots Reggae

1992 ● Alice In Chains —— Sap ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal

1997 ● Widespread Panic —— Bombs & Butterflies ► Southern Rock

2003 ● Frank Zappa —— Halloween ► Art Rock


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