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This Day In Rock History: May 11th


1974, Led Zeppelin attended an Elvis Presley show at the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles, California. After a shaky start to the show, Elvis stopped the band and jokingly said: “Wait a minute…if we can start together fellas, because we’ve got Led Zeppelin out there, lets try to look like we know what were doing.” All four members of Zeppelin met with Elvis after the show, spending over two hours backstage. Elvis asked for all the group’s autographs for his daughter Lisa Marie.

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A few albums that was released....


1967 ● Country Joe & The Fish —— Electric Music For The Mind And Body ► Psychedelic Rock

1973 ● Hawkwind —— The Space Ritual Alive In Liverpool And London ► Space Rock

1973 ● Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Four ► Prog Rock

1989 ● Stevie Nicks —— The Other Side Of The Mirror ► Pop-Rock

1992 ● Iron Maiden —— Fear Of The Dark ► Heavy Metal

2004 ● Judas Priest —— Metalogy ► Heavy Metal


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This Day In Rock History: May 12th


Singer-songwriter Neil Young had a spider named after him - the "myrmekiaphila neilyoungi." College biologist Jason Bond discovered a new species of trapdoor spider in Alabama and decided to name it after his favorite musician.


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1945 Ian McLagan (keyboardist for The Small Faces, The Faces) is born in Hounslow, Middlesex, England.

1948 Steve Winwood (of Traffic, Blind Faith and The Spencer Davis Group) is born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England.

1959 Ray Gillen (of Black Sabbath, Badlands) is born in New York City, but raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

1961 Billy Duffy (guitarist for The Cult) is born in Hulme, Manchester, England.

1967 Procol Harum release "A Whiter Shade Of Pale."

1969 Martin Lamble, drummer for Fairport Convention, dies at age 19 when the band's van crashes on the way home from a gig in Birmingham, England. Bandmate Richard Thompson's girlfriend, Jeannie Franklyn, is also killed.


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1958 Birthday wishes to second team KISS drummer Eric Singer (born Eric Doyle Mensinger). He replaced Peter Criss.

1979 At a free concert at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, singer Mickey Thomas makes his live debut with Jefferson Starship.


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A few albums that was released....


1967 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock

1972 ● The Rolling Stones —— Exile On Main Street ► Rock n Roll

1992 ● The Black Crowes —— The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion ► Southern Rock

2008 ● Iron Maiden —— Somewhere Back In Time: The Best of: 1980-1989 ► Heavy Metal


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This Day In Rock History: May 13th


1941 Rock and roll pioneer Ritchie Valens is born Richard Steven Valenzuela in Pacoima, California.

1945 Richard "Magic D.i.c.k" Salwitz (harmonica player for The J. Geils Band) is born in New London, Connecticut.

1947 Pete "Overend" Watts (bass guitarist for Mott the Hoople) is born in Yardley, Birmingham, England.

1950 Stevie Wonder is born Stevland Morris in Saginaw, Michigan.


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A few albums that was released....


1977 ● Roger Daltrey —— One Of The Boys ► Hard Rock

1980 ● Elton John —— 21 At 33 ► Pop-Rock

1985 ● Dire Straits —— Brothers In Arms ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock


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1976 33 year-old Keith Relf, former lead singer for The Yardbirds, was electrocuted while tuning a guitar which was not properly earthed. The accident happened in his West London home where he was found by his eight year old son, still holding the plugged-in electric guitar. The Yardbirds had the hits 'For Your Love', 'Heart Full of Soul', and 'Shapes of Things'.

1998 American singer and actor Frank Sinatra died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles aged 82, after suffering a heart attack. Sinatra had his first hit in 1940, working in the Swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1953 film 'From Here to Eternity'. He went on to score over 25 Top 40 singles including the 1966 No.1 'Strangers In The Night'. His 1969 single 'My Way', re-entered the UK charts eight times and spent a total of 165 weeks on the UK chart.

2015 Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King died in his sleep aged 89 from a series of small strokes caused by type 2 diabetes. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, Rolling Stone magazine placed him behind only Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.


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1943 Derek Leckenby (lead guitarist for Herman's Hermits) is born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

1943 Jack Bruce (bassist, singer for Cream, Manfred Mann, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers) is born in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

1945 Gene Cornish (guitarist for The Rascals) is born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

1962 Ian Astbury (lead vocalist for The Cult) is born in Heswall, Cheshire, England.

1962 C.C. DeVille (of Poison) is born Bruce Anthony Johannesson in Brooklyn, New York.

1966 Mike Inez, bass player for Alice In Chains, is born in San Fernando, California.


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