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This Day In Rock History: May 14th


2019 - Guitarist, singer and songwriter Mike Wilhelm died at age 77. He was best-known as a founding member of the influential Bay Area band The Charlatans, who have been widely credited as starting the Haight-Ashbury psychedelic scene during the 1960s. He later played with the bands Loose Gravel and the Flamin' Groovies.


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A few albums that was released....


1971 ● Pink Floyd —— Relics ► Prog Rock

1972 ● Rory Gallagher —— Live In Europe ► Blues-Rock

1977 ● Heart —— Little Queen ► Album Rock

1981 ● Peter Frampton —— Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock

1984 ● Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock

1985 ● Supertramp —— Brother Where You Bound ► Prog/Art Rock

1996 ● Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock

2001 ● Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal/ Rock

2002 ● Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 15th


1971 Mountain, The Faces, and Pink Floyd play at the Crystal Palace Bowl in London. Performing in front of a large pond, a number of fish are killed when Floyd set off smoke flares under water. They were later billed for the dead fish.

2020 Phil May, the frontman of the UK band The Pretty Things, died at the age of 75 after suffering complications from emergency hip surgery.


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1947 Graeham Goble, guitarist and harmony vocalist of Little River Band, is born in Adelaide, Australia. He writes the band's biggest hit, "Reminiscing."

1948 Gary Thain (bassist for Uriah Heep) is born in Christchurch, New Zealand.

1951 Rock singer Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen (of Toto) is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1971 Pink Floyd, Mountain and the Faces perform the "Garden Party" concert at Crystal Palace Park in London. A small pond in front of the stage becomes an aquatic graveyard when hundreds of fish die during Pink Floyd's performance. What killed the fish? Reports vary, but it is either vibrations from the band's estimated 95-decibal sound system or smoke flares set off in the water. The band receives a bill for the dead fish.

1975 Fleetwood Mac play their first concert with new members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks at a show in El Paso, Texas.


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This Day In Music History: May 15th


1982 Asia went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album. It spent a total of nine weeks at No.1 and became the best-selling album in the US for the year 1982. The supergroup included former members of several veteran progressive rock bands, namely bassist/vocalist John Wetton (formerly in Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K. and Wishbone Ash), guitarist Steve Howe (formerly in Yes), keyboardist Geoff Downes (of Yes and The Buggles) and drummer Carl Palmer (formerly in The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster and Emerson, Lake & Palmer).

2003 Country singer June Carter Cash, the second wife of Johnny Cash died in Nashville, Tennessee, of complications following heart valve replacement surgery, aged 73. She was a member of the Carter Family, and had hits with Johnny Cash, including the Grammy Award winning songs, 'Jackson', 'Ring Of Fire', (which she co-wrote about their courtship), and 'If I Were A Carpenter.'


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A few albums that was released....


1970 ● King Crimson —— In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock

1981 ● The Moody Blues —— Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock

1987 ● Mötley Crüe —— Girls, Girls, Girls ► Heavy Metal

1990 ● Dio —— Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal


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This Day In Rock History: May 16th


1946 Robert Fripp (guitarist for King Crimson) is born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England.

1946 Roger Earl (drummer for Foghat, Savoy Brown) is born in Hampton Court Palace, London, England.

1947 Darrell Sweet (drummer for Nazareth) is born in Bournemouth, England.

1949 Rock guitarist William "Sputnik" Spooner (of Grateful Dead, The Tubes) is born in Phoenix, Arizona.

1965 Krist Novoselic (bass guitarist for Nirvana) is born in Compton, California.

1983 Michael Jackson does the Moonwalk for the first time on TV when he breaks out the move on the Motown 25th anniversary TV special.


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2010 Ronnie James Dio, singer with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band Dio died after a six-month battle with stomach cancer. He was 67 years old. Dio’s career began in 1957 with The Vegas Kings, which later changed to Ronnie and the Rumblers, then Ronnie and the Redcaps, then in 1961, Ronnie Dio and the Prophets. In 1967, Dio and Prophets guitarist Nick Pantas formed the Electric Elves, which shortened its name to Elf. The band’s success eventually landed them an opening slot for Deep Purple which exposed Dio’s voice to Deep Purple’s guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore, who later recruited Dio and other members of Elf for his new band Rainbow.


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1970 Lead guitarist Randy Bachman quits The Guess Who. He would later form Bachman-Turner Overdrive and enjoy six Billboard Top 40 hits over the next six years that included "Let It Ride (#23), "Takin' Care Of Business" (#12) and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (#1).

1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes rocketed to the top spot on Billboard's singles chart, where it would remain for six weeks. Carnes received a personal thank-you letter for the song from actress Bette Davis, saying that it had impressed her young grandson.


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A few albums that was released....


1966 ● The Shadows —— Shadow Music ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll

1969 ● Tyrannosaurus Rex —— Unicorn ► Psychedelic Folk

1970 ● The Who —— Live At Leeds ► British Rock

1978 ● Joe Walsh —— But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock

1983 ● Iron Maiden —— Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal


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