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This Day In Rock History: May 19th


A few albums that was released....


1969 ● Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock

1972 ● Elton John —— H.o.n.k.y Chateau ► Pop-Rock

1972 ● Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock

1978 ● The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock

1998 ● Kansas —— Always Never The Same ► Prog/Arena Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 20th


1954 Jimmy Henderson (guitarist for Black Oak Arkansas) is born in Mississippi.

1955 Steve George (keyboardist for Mr. Mister) is born in Phoenix, Arizona.

1969 Chicago singer Peter Cetera is attacked at a Dodgers-Cubs game at Dodger Stadium. Explaining the incident, Cetera says: "Four marines didn't like a long-haired rock 'n' roller in a baseball park, and of course I was a Cubs fan, and I was in Dodger Stadium, and that didn't do so well. I got in a fight and got a broken jaw in three places, and I was in intensive care for a couple of days. With my jaw wired together, I actually went on the road, and I was actually singing through my clenched jaw, which, to this day, is still the way I sing."


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Born On This Day


1944 Joe Cocker, English singer and musician who had the 1968 UK No.1 single with his cover of The Beatles 'With A Little Help From My Friends', plus 8 other UK Top 40 singles. Scored the 1982 US No.1 single with Jennifer Warnes 'Up Where We Belong'. In 2007 he was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Cocker died of lung cancer on 22 December 2014 in Crawford, Colorado.

1947 English bassist Steve Currie from T. Rex who scored the 1971 UK No.1 single 'Hot Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles. Currie died in a car crash in Portugal on 28th April 1981.

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2012 Robin Gibb, one-third of the Bee Gees and a singer-songwriter who helped to turn disco into a global phenomenon by providing the core of the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, died from cancer aged 62. Bee Gees hits including: Massachusetts, I've Gotta Get a Message to You, How Deep Is Your Love and Stayin' Alive, established their pop legacy by placing their falsetto harmonies at the centre of the 70s disco boom.

2013 Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the The Doors died aged 74. Manzarek, who had suffered from bile duct cancer for many years, died in a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, with his wife and brothers at his bedside. He formed The Doors with lead singer Jim Morrison in 1965 after a chance meeting in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

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A few albums that was released....


1980 ● Kiss —— Unmasked ► Hard Rock

1981 ● Elton John —— The Fox ► Pop-Rock

2003 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Vicious Cycle ► Southern Rock

2011 ● Whitesnake —— Live At Donington 1990 ► Arena Rock

2016 ● Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch 2 ► Southern Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 21st


2013 Trevor Bolder, bassist for Davie Bowie's Spiders From Mars before moving on to Uriah Heep, died of cancer at the age of 62.


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This Day In Rock History: May 21st


1943 Hilton Valentine (original guitarist for The Animals) is born in North Shields, Northumberland, England.

1947 Bill Champlin (keyboardist, guitarist for Chicago) is born in Oakland, California.

1948 Leo Sayer is born Gerard Hugh Sayer in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England.

1955 Stan Lynch (original drummer for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1983 ZZ Top release their video for "Gimme All Your Lovin'," marking the first appearance of the Eliminator, Billy Gibbons' 1933 Ford Hot Rod. The car appears in three other ZZ Top videos and becomes closely associated with the band. Gibbons has another one built just like it to bring on tour.


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This Day In Rock History: May 21st


1972, The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Faces, Family, Curved Air, Atomic Rooster, The Kinks, Rory Gallagher, Uriah Heep, Country Joe McDonald, Buddy Miles, Status Quo, Brinsley Schwarz, Spencer Davis, The Strawbs and Humble Pie all appeared at the 2nd British Rock Meeting, Insel Grun, Germersheim, West Germany. The festival was due to take place in Mannheim, West Germany, but after protests from the locals, the concert actually took place in nearby Germersheim.

2010, U2's lead singer Bono had emergency spinal surgery after suffering an injury while preparing for tour dates. The 50-year-old singer was treated at a specialist neurosurgery clinic in Munich and was expected to stay there for a number of days.

2016, Nick Menza, a former drummer in heavy metal band Megadeth, died after suffering a "massive heart attack" on stage, while performing with his band, OHM, in Los Angeles.

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This Day In Rock History: May 21st


A few albums that was released....


1976 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Agents Of Fortune ► Metal

1979 ● Saxon —— Saxon ► Heavy Metal

1988 ● Cinderella —— Long Cold Winter ► Heavy Metal

1996 ● Scorpions —— Pure Instinct ► Heavy Metal/ Rock

2002 ● Poison —— Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal

2002 ● Bad Company —— In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 22nd


1955 John Grimaldi (guitarist for Argent) is born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.


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