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1943 Rocker Bruce Milner (pianist for Every Mother's Son) is born.

1944 Rock guitarist Richie Furay (of Buffalo Springfield, Poco) is born in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

1950 Tom Petersson (bass guitarist for Cheap Trick) is born in Rockford, Illinois.

1953 John "Rhino" Edwards (bass guitarist for Status Quo) is born in Chiswick, London, England.

1987 The Grateful Dead shoot the video for "Touch Of Grey" after a concert in Monterey, California. After the show, the shoot is set up and the audience brought back in to watch two different performances of the song: one by the band and another by their skeleton likenesses - the "Dead Ringers." It's the first music video by the band, and it goes into rotation on MTV, giving the group their first hit single.


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1966 – The Doors played at the Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California auditioning for the position of the venue’s house band.

1967 – Sandie Shaw was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Puppet On A String’. This week’s two highest new entries were Jimi Hendrix with ‘The Wind Cries Mary’ and The Kinks ‘Waterloo Sunset’.

1975 – KISS, The James Gang and Rush all appeared at Ohio Northern University in Ada Ohio. Advance tickets cost $5.00.

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A few albums that was released....


1969 ● Ambrose Slade —— Beginnings ► Hard Rock

1989 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— Big Daddy ► Roots Rock

1995 ● Cream —— The Very Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock


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1946 '60s psychedelic rocker Donovan is born Donovan Philips Leitch in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland.

1946 Graham Gouldman (bassist for 10cc) is born in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England.

1946 Rock guitarist Dave Mason (of Traffic) is born in Worcester, England.

1947 Rocker Jay Ferguson (Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne) is born John Arden Ferguson in Burbank, California. As a composer, he will create the theme to NBC-TV's The Office.

1960 Paul Hewson is born in Dublin. He shortens his nickname from Bono Vox (Latin for "good voice") to simply Bono and fronts the band U2.


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1999 American singer, songwriter poet, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books Shel Silverstein died of a heart attack aged 57. Wrote, 'A Boy Named Sue' for Johnny Cash (which Silverstein won a Grammy for in 1970) and many songs for Dr Hook including 'Sylvia's Mother' and 'The Cover of the Rolling Stone.'


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1969, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, The Move, Status Quo, Tremeloes, Marmalade, Love Sculpture, Van Der Graaf Generator all appeared at Nottingham’s Pop & Blues Festival, held at the Notts County Football Ground, Nottingham, England. Presented by John Peel, tickets 22/6 at the gate. Floyd closed the day’s events, playing in the pouring rain.

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A few albums that was released....


1972 ● Jethro Tull —— Thick As A Brick ► Prog Rock

1984 ● Twisted Sister —— Stay Hungry ► Hair Metal

1988 ● Prince —— Lovesexy ► Pop-Rock

1990 ● Steelheart —— Steelheart ► Hair Metal

2005 ● Styx —— Big Bang Theory ► Prog/Art Rock

2005 ● Triumph —— Livin’ For The Weekend: Anthology ► Arena Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 11th


1941 Eric Burdon (lead singer of The Animals) is born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

1943 Les Chadwick (bassist for Gerry and the Pacemakers) is born in Liverpool, England.

1947 Butch Trucks (drummer for The Allman Brothers Band) is born Claude Hudson Trucks in Jacksonville, Florida.

2003 Noel Redding (bassist for the Jimi Hendrix Experience), age 57, is found dead in his Ireland home from a hemorrhage related to cirrhosis of the liver.

2014 Ed Gagliardi (bass guitarist for Foreigner) dies at age 62 after an eight-year battle with cancer.


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1970 The triple soundtrack album Woodstock was released in the US, going gold within two weeks. The album featured tracks by; Canned Heat, Richie Havens, Country Joe McDonald, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Santana and others. The couple on the album cover are Bobbi Kelly and Nick Ercoline.


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1981 Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley died at Miami's Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now University of Miami Hospital) due to malignant melanoma. He was only 36. Regarded as a hero and near-deity in his native Jamaica and abroad, Marley was given a state funeral and buried near his birthplace in St. Ann's Parish, Jamaica. The 1984 Bob Marley compilation album, Legend, is the best-selling reggae album ever with sales of more than 20 million copies, and Time magazine chose Bob Marley & The Wailers' Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century. In 1990, Marley's birthday, February 6, was proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica.


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