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1998 American guitarist Tim Kelly from Slaughter was involved in a fatal car accident while traveling on Highway 96 in Arizona. Kelly's vehicle was hit head on when an 18 wheeler crossed the middle line. Kelly released four studio albums with Slaughter and two live albums.

2016 A new species of black tarantula that lives near Folsom Prison, California, was named after Johnny Cash. Aphonopelma johnnycashi was among 14 new tarantula species from the southern US which were described by biologists in the journal ZooKeys.


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1941 Cory Wells (of Three Dog Night) is born Emil Lewandowski in Buffalo, New York.

1943 Chuck Winfield (trumpet player for Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born.

1944 Al Kooper (of The Blues Project, Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt in Brooklyn, New York.

1944 J.R. Cobb (guitarist for Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section) is born in Birmingham, Alabama.

1964 Bass player Duff McKagan is born Michael Andrew McKagan in Seattle, Washington. With the Seattle drug scene causing problems, he heads to Los Angeles, where he forms Guns N' Roses.


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1972, T Rex were at number one on the UK singles chart with “Telegram Sam,” the group’s third UK number one which was taken from their album The Slider. The song is also known for bringing the term “main man” into popular culture.


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A few albums that was released.


1969 ● Cream —— Goodbye ► Blues-Rock

1971 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Once Again ► Prog Rock

1991 ● Queen —— Innuendo ► Glam Rock

1992 ● Nirvana —— Hormoaning ► Grunge

2016 ● Elton John —— Wonderful Crazy Night ► Pop-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: February 6th


2011 Irish guitarist and singer Gary Moore died aged 58 in his sleep of a heart attack in his hotel room while on holiday in Estepona, Spain. Moore had been a member of Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, and Colosseum II, before going solo, scoring the 1979 UK No.8 single 'Parisienne Walkways'. Moore's greatest influence in the early days was guitarist Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, who was a mentor to Moore when performing in Dublin. His 1990 album Still Got the Blues featured contributions from Albert King, Albert Collins, and George Harrison.


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1945 Bob Marley is born Nesta Robert Marley in Jamaica. His mother is a native of Jamaica and his father an officer in the British military.

1957 Simon Phillips (drummer for Toto) is born in London, England.

1962 Axl Rose, born William Bruce Rose, Jr., is born in Lafayette, Indiana.


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1998, American singer and guitarist Carl Wilson from The Beach Boys died aged 51 after a long battle with lung cancer, (Wilson was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in early 1997). He sang lead vocal on 'God Only Knows', 'Good Vibrations,' and 'I Can Hear Music.' Wilson also sang backing vocals on Elton John's 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.'

2001, Guitarist Don Felder was fired from The Eagles. He would later launch a $50 million law suit against drummer Don Henley and guitarist Glen Frey, alleging wrongful termination and breach of implied-in-fact contract. Henley and Frey then countersued Felder for breach of contract, alleging that Felder had written and attempted to sell the rights to a "tell-all" book. Both parties settled out-of-court for an undisclosed amount.



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A few albums that was released.


1967 ● The Byrds —— Younger Than Yesterday ► Country-Rock

1978 ● Jefferson Starship —— Earth ► Arena Rock

1984 ● 38 Special —— Tour De Force ► Southern Rock

1984 ● Simple Minds —— Sparkle In The Rain ► New Wave Alt. Pop

1989 ● Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead —— Dylan & The Dead ► Folk-Rock

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1948 Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboardist for Three Dog Night) is born in Los Angeles, California. His mother is silent movie actress Mary O'Brian.

1949 Alan Lancaster (bassist, vocalist for Status Quo) is born in Peckham, London, England.

1959 Ritchie Valens is buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery.

1962 David Bryan (keyboardist for Bon Jovi) is born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

2000 Dave Peverett (original lead vocalist for Foghat, guitarist for Savoy Brown) dies of cancer at age 56.

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1959, Buddy Holly was buried in Lubbock, Texas. His tombstone reads "Holley", the correct spelling of his given surname and includes pictures of a guitar. On Feb 3rd 1959, after a show in Clear Lake, Iowa, Holly chartered an airplane to travel to his next show in Moorhead, Minnesota. Soon after takeoff, the plane crashed, killing Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper and the pilot, an infamous milestone in rock history known as The Day the Music Died.

1963, The first Beatles single 'Please Please Me' was released in the US on the Vee Jay label. Capitol Records, EMI's United States label, were offered the right to release the single in the US, but turned it down. Dick Biondi, a disc jockey on WLS in Chicago and a friend of Vee-Jay executive Ewart Abner, played the song on the radio from February 1963, thus becoming the first DJ to play a Beatles record in the United States.

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