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This Day In Rock History: May 7th


1958 – The Champs performed their #1 smash “Tequila” on American Bandstand.

1966 – The Rolling Stones released the single “Paint It Black” in the United States.

1966 – The Mamas and the Papas started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Monday Monday’ .

1971 – ‘Moonage Daydream’ was released as a single by Arnold Corns, a band, formed by David Bowie the name of which was inspired by the Pink Floyd song ‘Arnold Layne’. This was one of Bowie’s side projects and something of a dry run for Ziggy Stardust. The song later reappeared on Ziggy Stardust in a new version with updated lyrics.'

1984 – The Cars released the single “Magic.”


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A few albums that was released....


1996 ● Pantera —— The Great Southern Trendkill ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal

2001 ● The Black Crowes —— Lions ► Southern Rock

2002 ● Warren Zevon —— My Ride’s Here ► Pop-Rock


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1940 Rick Nelson is born Eric Hilliard Nelson in Teaneck, New Jersey. His parents are Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, and he appears with them on the TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet before becoming a recording star.

1941 Soul singer John Fred (of John Fred & His P.l.a.y.b.o.y Band) is born John Fred Gourrier in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1943 Paul Samwell-Smith (bassist for The Yardbirds) is born in Richmond, Surrey, England.

1943 Danny Whitten, guitarist in Neil Young's band Crazy Horse, is born in Columbus, Georgia. The song "The Needle And The Damage Done" is about Whitten, who dies of a drug overdose at 29.

1953 Drummer Alex Van Halen, who along with his younger brother Eddie forms Van Halen, is born in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

1953 Billy Burnette (guitarist for Fleetwood Mac) is born Dorsey William Burnette III in Memphis, Tennessee.


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1976 Former lead singer of the Lovin Spoonful John Sebastian went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Welcome Back', taken from the US TV show 'Welcome Back Kotter'.

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1965 Eight spots in the Billboard Top Ten were occupied by British acts, setting an all-time record: #1 - "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" by Herman's Hermits, #3 - "Ticket to Ride" by The Beatles, #4 - "Game of Love" by Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders, #6 - "I Know a Place" by Petula Clark, #7 - "Silhouettes" by Herman's Hermits, #8 - "I'm Telling You Now" by Freddie And The Dreamers, #9 - "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones and #10 - "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" by Sounds Orchestral.

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1974 UK keyboard player Graham Bond committed suicide after throwing himself under a London tube train at Finsbury Park station, aged 36. It took police two days to identify his body which was crushed beyond all recognition. Briefly a member of Blues Incorporated, a group led by Alexis Korner, before forming the Graham Bond Quartet, with a lineup of Bond on vocals and organ, Ginger Baker on drums and Jack Bruce on bass.


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A few albums that was released....


1970 ● The Beatles —— Let It Be ► Pop-Rock

1974 ● The Kinks —— Preservation Act 2 ► British Rock

1989 ● Golden Earring —— Keeper Of The Flame ► Hard Rock

2012 ● Glenn Frey —— After Hours ► Pop-Rock


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1970 The Guess Who hit the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 with "American Woman". The song was born by accident when guitarist Randy Bachman was playing a heavy riff on stage after he had broken a string and the band had taken a break. The other members joined in on the jam and Burton Cummings started singing the first thing that came into his head. A fan in the audience had it all on tape and presented it to the group after the show. It was quickly developed into a full song in the studio and ended up spending 3 weeks at the top of the US singles chart. It made #19 in the UK.


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2013 David Bowie's latest video, which starred Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, was temporarily pulled from YouTube over its graphic content. "The Next Day" featured heavy religious imagery, including Cotillard bleeding from stigmata marks. The video sees Bowie performing in a basement bar, surrounded by religious figures, while Oldman, dressed as a priest, punches a homeless person before dancing with a p.r.o.s.t.i.t.u.t.e, who is played by Oscar-winner Cotillard. YouTube admitted making the "wrong call" in removing the video, and reinstated it with an adult content warning.


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2020 Little Richard died of bone cancer at the age of 87. He had his biggest hits in the 1950s and was known for his exuberant performances and flamboyant outfits. With the likes of Chuck Berry and Elvis, he was one of the handful of US acts who mixed blues, R&B and gospel that led to the evolution of rock 'n' roll. He sold more than 30 million records worldwide with hits including 'Good Golly Miss Molly', 'Lucille', 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Long Tall Sally'.


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