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1978 Thin Lizzy released the live double album 'Live And Dangerous'. It was recorded in Philadelphia, London and Toronto in 1977, during the tours accompanying the albums Johnny The Fox and Bad Reputation.

2008 American guitarist and singer Bo Diddley, (Ellas Otha Bates) died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida aged 79. The legendary singer and performer, was known for his homemade square guitar and his 'shave and a haircut, two bits' rhythm, which influenced artists from Buddy Holly to Bruce Springsteen The Rolling Stones and U2.


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1941 The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is born Charles Robert Watts in London.

1951 Steve Brookins (drummer for .38 Special from 1974-1987) is born.

1998 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases their fourth live album, Lyve from Steel Town.


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1967 - In the U.S., "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released by the Beatles. It was released on June 1 in the U.K. and around the world.

1972 - Dion & The Belmonts reunited for one show at Madison Square Garden.

1978 - Bruce Springsteen's album, "Darkness On The Edge of Town" was released.

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A few albums that was released...


1967 ● The Small Faces —— From The Beginning ► British Rock

1974 ● Cockney Rebel —— The Psychomodo ► Glam Rock

1998 ● The Smashing Pumpkins —— Adore ► Hard Rock

2015 ● Whitesnake —— Icon ► Arena Rock

2017 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— The Broadcast Archive Radio Broadcast 1975/1994 ► Southern Rock


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This Day In Rock History: June 3rd



1943, Born on this day, Michael Clarke, drummer, The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds, who had the 1965 US & UK No.1 single 'Mr Tambourine Man'. Clarke died of liver failure on December 19th 1993.

1970, Deep Purple released their fourth studio album 'Deep Purple In Rock'. This was the first album to feature the classic Mk II lineup of - Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

1970 The Kinks Ray Davies was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip from New York to London to record one word in a song. Davies had to change the word 'Coca- Cola' to 'Cherry Cola' on the bands forthcoming single 'Lola' due to an advertising ban at BBC Radio.

2002, Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Cliff Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, The Corrs, Will Young, Atomic Kitten and S Club 7 all appeared at The Queen's Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace, London.



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1939 Ian Hunter (lead singer of Mott the Hoople) is born Ian Hunter Patterson in Shropshire, England, to a Scottish father.

1942 Curtis Mayfield is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1947 T. Rex drummer Mickey Finn is born Michael Norman Finn outside of London, England.

1950 Glam rocker Suzi Quatro is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1952 Billy Powell (keyboardist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) is born in Corpus Christi, Texas.

1964 Kerry King (guitarist for Slayer) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1965 Mike Gordon (bass guitarist for Phish) is born in Sudbury, Massachusetts.


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Some albums released...



1969 ● Elton John —— Empty Sky ► Pop-Rock

1977 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Exodus ► Roots Reggae

1983 ● America —— Your Move ► Folk-Rock

1986 ● Queen —— A Kind Of Magic ► Glam Rock

1990 ● Supertramp —— The Very Best Of Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock

1994 ● Bruce Dickinson —— Balls To Picasso ► Heavy Metal

1996 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Soft Vengeance ► British Rock

1997 ● Pat Benatar —— Innamorata ► Hard Rock

1997 ● Rush —— Retrospective II ► Prog/Art Rock

1997 ● Steve Winwood —— Junction Seven ► Album Rock

2003 ● John Mellencamp —— Trouble No More ► Roots Rock

2008 ● Weezer —— Weezer (The Red Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop

2008 ● Journey —— Revelation ► AOR Rock


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1984 - Bruce Springsteen released his "Born in the U.S.A." album.

1996 - The Metallica album "Load" was released.


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2013 Drummer Joey Covington, who played with Jefferson Airplane from 1970-72 and later in the offshoot band Hot Tuna, died in a car crash in Palm Springs. He was 67 years old.


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1944 Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas is born Holly Michelle Gilliam in Long Beach, California.

1945 Gordon Waller (of Peter & Gordon) is born in Braemar, Scotland.

1953 Jimmy McCulloch (guitarist for Thunderclap Newman, lead guitarist, bassist for Wings) is born in Dumbarton, Scotland.

1994 Derek Leckenby (lead guitarist for Herman's Hermits) dies of non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 51.

1997 Ronnie Lane (bass guitarist of The Small Faces, The Faces) dies at age 51 after a 21-year battle with multiple sclerosis.

2003 A grandfather who set up his own pirate radio station in Wakefield, Yorkshire, is under investigation by local broadcasting authorities. The man known as Ricky Rock had erected a 32-foot transmitter in his garden and had been playing hits by The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and Elvis Presley. Ricky said he set the station up because "talent-less boy bands and dance music" featured on local stations did not cater to the tastes of his generation.


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