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A few albums that was released....

1976 ● The James Gang —— Jesse Come Home ► Blues-Rock

2006 ● Whitesnake —— The Definitive Collection ► Arena Rock

2012 ● Van Halen —— A Different Kind Of Truth ► Hard Rock


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1943 Creed Bratton (former lead vocalist and lead guitarist for The Grass Roots) is born William Charles Schneider in Los Angeles, California.

1946 Paul Wheatbread (drummer for Gary Puckett & the Union Gap) is born in San Diego, California.

1946 Adolfo 'Fito' de la Parra (drummer for Canned Heat) is born in Mexico City, Mexico.

1961 Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil is born in Los Angeles.

1975 The Ohio Players' "Fire" hits #1.


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1969: Ginger Baker & Eric Clapton of Cream announced that they have formed Blind Faith with Steve Winwood.


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1965 - The Supremes' "Stop in the Name Of Love" was released.

1993 - The Metallica single "Sad But True" was released.


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2005 Keith Knudsen, long-time Doobie Brothers drummer, died of pneumonia. The 56 year old had been battling cancer and had been in the hospital for more than a month. Knudsen was part of the band during their prime hit making years and recorded "Black Water", "Taking it to the Streets", "China Grove" and "Listen to the Music".


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1968, The Band Of Joy, featuring John Bonham and Robert Plant, made their first London appearance, supporting Edwin Starr at the The Marquee Club in London.


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A few albums that was released.


1993 ● Poison —— Native Tongue ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal

1995 ● Stratovarius —— Fourth Dimension ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal

1997 ● Edguy —— Kingdom Of Madness ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal

2000 ● 3 Doors Down —— The Better Life ► Post-Grunge Alt Metal


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1973 Max Yasgur, who owned the farm in upstate New York where the 1969 Woodstock festival was held, dies of a heart attack at age 53.


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Ian McDonald, a founding member of the bands King Crimson and Foreigner, died of cancer at the age of 75.


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1981 American singer and musician Bill Haley who became known as the first Rock 'n' Roll star, was found dead, fully clothed on his bed at his home in Harlingen, Texas from a heart attack, aged 55. He scored the 1955 UK & US No.1 single 'Rock Around the Clock' as well as 'See You Later, Alligator’, ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’, ‘Rocket 88’, ‘Skinny Minnie’, and ‘Razzle Dazzle’. Haley was blinded in his left eye as a child due to a botched operation and later adopted his distinctive spit-curl hairstyle to distract attention from his blind eye.

1997 Scottish singer Brian Connolly with the Seventies Glam rock group Sweet died of kidney and liver failure aged 51. Connolly replaced Ian Gillan (later of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath ) in Wainwright's Gentlemen who became Sweetshop and then shortened to Sweet. The group scored 15 UK top 40 hits including the 1973 No.1 hit ‘Block Buster’.


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