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This Day In Rock History: May 31st



1948, Born on this day, English drummer John Bonham from Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single 'Whole Lotta Love'. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven, has sold over 37 million copies. He is regarded as the greatest and most influential rock drummer of all time. Bonham died on September 25th 1980 aged 32 after choking on his own vomit.

1961, Chuck Berry opened 'Berry Park', an amusement complex near St Louis. The park had its own zoo, golf course and ferris wheel.


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1941: The first issue of “Parade: The Weekly Picture Newspaper” went on sale.

1977: Emerson, Lake & Palmer began an American tour accompanied by a 70-piece orchestra.

1999: VH1’s “Behind the Music” began airing nightly. The premiere show was “The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Behind the Music.”

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1938 Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) is born in Manhattan, New York.

1952 Karl Bartos (of Kraftwerk) is born in Berchtesgaden, Germany.

1961 Jimi Hendrix enlists in the Army for 3 years and is stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as a member of the Screaming Eagles fighting squad. He is honorably discharged a little over a year later after breaking his ankle during a parachute jump.

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1973, To celebrate John Bonham’s 25th birthday, Robert Plant leads an audience at the Felt Forum in Los Angeles in a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Later that night Bonham celebrates with George Harrison, who ends up throwing his birthday cake at the drummer. Bonham tosses Harrison into the hotel pool.

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1976 - The Who played at the Charlton Athletic Grounds in England and make the Guinness Book of World Records as the loudest rock band ever. Their set measured 76,000 watts and 120 decibels.


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Some albums released....


1980 ● Whitesnake —— Ready An’ Willing ► Arena Rock

1994 ● Elton John —— The Lion King [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock

1995 ● Gary Moore —— Blues For Greeny ► Roots Rock

1999 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— M6 ► Brit Pop-Rock

2010 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 3 ► Glam Rock


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1968 - The Rolling Stones released "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in the U.S.

1970 - Black Sabbath's self-titled first LP was released in the U.S.


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1947 Guitarist Ron Wood is born in London. He goes on to join The Faces and The Rolling Stones.

1975 On his 28th birthday, guitarist Ronnie Wood plays his first gig with the Rolling Stones when they open their Tour Of The Americas in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is later named a full-fledged member of the bands when they open their Tour Of The Americas in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is later named a full-fledged member of the band


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1961 FM stereo was heard for the first time by listeners in Schenectady, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The FCC would adopt the standard a year later.


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A few albums that was released...


1976 ● The Runaways —— The Runaways ► Punk Rock

1982 ● The Rolling Stones —— Still Life ► Rock n Roll

1985 ● Sting —— The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ► Pop-Rock

2004 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Theatre 1839, San Francisco, July 29 & 30, 1977 ► Roots Rock


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