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This Day In Rock History: March 11th


2019 - Drummer Hal Blaine, one of the most recorded musicians in pop music history, died of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert, California at the age of 90. As a member of the The Wrecking Crew his drumming can be heard on songs such as Presley's 'Return to Sender,' the Byrds' 'Mr. Tambourine Man,' The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations,' Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and dozens of hits produced by Phil Spector, not to mention the theme songs to 'Batman,' and 'The Partridge Family'.


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A few albums that was released...


1972 ● Harry Chapin —— Heads And Tales ► Folk-Pop

1974 ● Chicago —— Chicago VII ► Jazz-Rock

1975 ● Alice Cooper —— Welcome To My Nightmare ► Hard Rock

1976 ● Weather Report —— Black Market ► Jazz-Rock Fusion

1977 ● T. Rex —— Dandy In The Underworld ► Glam Rock

1983 ● Quiet Riot —— Metal Health ► Heavy Metal

1985 ● Eric Clapton —— Behind The Sun ► Blues-Rock

1996 ● Annihilator —— Refresh The Demon ► Thrash Metal

1997 ● Heart —— These Dreams: Greatest Hits ► Album Rock

1997 ● Santana —— Live At The Fillmore ► Jazz Fusion

2003 ● Machine Head —— Hellalive ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal

2016 ● The Cars —— The Elektra Years 1978 – 1987 ► New Wave Pop-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: March 12th



1967 The Velvet Underground & Nico the debut album by the Velvet Underground was released by Verve Records. Though the record was a commercial failure upon release and was almost entirely ignored by contemporary critics, The Velvet Underground & Nico is now widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of popular music.

2012 Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack died at his home in Dubois, Wyoming at the age of 65. He had been battling cancer for some time and succumbed to complications of the disease with his family at his side. Hossack was a member of the Doobie Brothers between 1971 and 1973, playing on several of the band's best-known hits, including 'Listen to the Music' and 'China Grove'.

2013 Clive Burr, drummer with Iron Maiden died in his sleep in London, four days after his 56th birthday, due to complications related to MS. Iron Maiden had the 1982 UK No.1 album The Number Of The Beast, and the 1991 UK No.1 single 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter'. Burr was a member of up-and-coming British metal band, Samson, before joining Maiden in 1979.



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1948 James Taylor, singer and songwriter famous for classic hits like "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend," is born in Boston, Massachusetts

1949 Mike Gibbins (drummer for Badfinger) is born in Swansea, Wales.

1956 Steve Harris is born in London, England. After giving up dreams of playing pro soccer, he forms Iron Maiden, becoming the group's bass player and a primary songwriter


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1991 - The R.E.M. album "Out of Time" was released.

1996 - KISS released the album "MTV Unplugged."



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1948 Les Holroyd (bassist/vocalist for Barclay James Harvest) is born in England.

1949 Bill Payne (keyboardist for Little Feat) is born in Waco, Texas.


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1965 Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham And The Pharaohs was released as a single on the MGM label. The song was actually a reworking of the 1962, Big Bo & The Arrows' tune "Hully Gully Now", and would prove to be Sam The Sham's biggest hit, rising to #2 in America and selling over three million copies. Because the lyrics were hard to understand, some radio stations refused to play it, but the record stayed on the Hot 100 for 18 weeks, the longest time for any song in 1965.

2016 Iron Maiden's personal Boeing 747 was badly damaged after colliding with a tow truck while grounded at Santiago, Chile. The band's crew and their twenty tons of equipment were not onboard at the time of the crash, but two ground crew workers were injured.

2022 Barry Bailey, best-known as the guitarist for the southern Rock band Atlanta Rhythm Section, died at the age of 73 after years of struggling with multiple sclerosis. Between 1974 and 1981, the band placed seven songs on the Billboard Top 40, including "So In To You" and "Imaginary Lover", both of which reached #7.


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A few albums that was released....

1978 ● Bob Dylan —— Masterpieces ► Folk-Rock

1980 ● Billy Joel —— Glass Houses ► Pop-Rock

1996 ● Kiss —— MTV Unplugged ► Hard Rock

2013 ● Eric Clapton —— Old Sock ► Blues-Rock


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1960 U2 bass player Adam Clayton is born in Oxfordshire, England.


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1971 Brewer and Shipley entered the US singles chart with 'One T.O.K.E. Over The Line'. The song, which featured Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia on steel guitar, peaked at No.10 despite being banned by radio stations for its drug references. Brewer and Shipley maintained that the word 't.o.k.e.' meant 'token' as in ticket, hence the line 'waitin' downtown at the railway station, one t.o.k.e. over the line.'

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