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This Day In Rock History: February 4th

1941 John Steel (original drummer for The Animals) is born in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.

1948 Vincent Furnier, who will become better known as Alice Cooper, is born in Detroit.

1951 Phil Ehart (drummer for Kansas) is born in Coffeyville, Kansas.

1952 Jerry Shirley (drummer for Humble Pie) is born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England.


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2017 Black Sabbath played the final show of their nearly fifty year career with a two hour send-off in their home town of Birmingham, England. Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and bassist Geezer Butler played a fifteen song set, ending with their first hit, "Paranoid". As ticker tape and balloons fell, Ozzy thanked the fans and waved goodbye.


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1982 Alex Harvey, leader of the 1970s glam rockers, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, died after suffering two heart attacks. His death came on the eve of his 47th birthday.

2013 Reg Presley, the lead singer for The Troggs on their 1966 smash "Wild Thing", died after a year-long struggle with lung cancer. He was 71.


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1977, This was the 25th anniversary show of TV’s American Bandstand, which began as a local program on WFIL-TV, Channel 6 in Philadelphia on October 7, 1952.


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A few albums that was released.


1980 ● The Ramones —— End Of The Century ► Punk-Rock

1988 ● Widespread Panic —— Space Wrangler ► Southern Rock

1991 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Talkin’ Blues ► Roots Reggae

1992 ● Alice In Chains —— Sap ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal

1997 ● Widespread Panic —— Bombs & Butterflies ► Southern Rock

2003 ● Frank Zappa —— Halloween ► Art Rock


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This Day In Rock History: February 5th


1998 American guitarist Tim Kelly from Slaughter was involved in a fatal car accident while traveling on Highway 96 in Arizona. Kelly's vehicle was hit head on when an 18 wheeler crossed the middle line. Kelly released four studio albums with Slaughter and two live albums.

2004 Janet Jackson's right breast became the most searched-for image in net history, Jackson's breast was seen by millions on TV after Justin Timberlake pulled at her bodice during a duet. Search engines reported a big jump in searches for Janet Jackson and Super Bowl, as people turned to the web for images of the event. Wardrobe Malfunction

2016 A new species of black tarantula that lives near Folsom Prison, California, was named after Johnny Cash. Aphonopelma johnnycashi was among 14 new tarantula species from the southern US which were described by biologists in the journal ZooKeys.

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1971 An instrumental called "No Matter What Shape" by The T-Bones reaches the US Top Ten after being featured in Alka-Seltzer commercials. The group contained Dan Hamilton, Joe Frank Carollo and Tom Reynolds, who would go on have a number four hit in 1971 called "Don't Pull Your Love" as Hamilton, Joe Frank And Reynolds.

2024 Country superstar Toby Keith passed away at the age of 62 after a battle with stomach cancer. Along with placing 58 songs on the Billboard Country chart, he also reached the Billboard Top 40 thirteen times.


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1941 Cory Wells (of Three Dog Night) is born Emil Lewandowski in Buffalo, New York.

1943 Chuck Winfield (trumpet player for Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born.

1944 Al Kooper (of The Blues Project, Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt in Brooklyn, New York.

1944 J.R. Cobb (guitarist for Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section) is born in Birmingham, Alabama.

1964 Bass player Duff McKagan is born Michael Andrew McKagan in Seattle, Washington. With the Seattle drug scene causing problems, he heads to Los Angeles, where he forms Guns N' Roses.

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1972, T Rex were at number one on the UK singles chart with “Telegram Sam,” the group’s third UK number one which was taken from their album The Slider. The song is also known for bringing the term “main man” into popular culture.


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A few albums that was released.


1969 ● Cream —— Goodbye ► Blues-Rock

1971 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Once Again ► Prog Rock

2016 ● Elton John —— Wonderful Crazy Night ► Pop-Rock


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