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This Day In Rock History: March 21st


1991 Leo Fender, the inventor of The Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars died from Parkinson's disease. He started mass producing solid body electric guitars in the late 40s and when he sold his guitar company in 1965, sales were in excess of $40 million a year.

2004 Ozzy Osbourne was named the nation's favourite ambassador to welcome aliens to planet earth. The 55-year-old singer came top of a poll as the face people want to represent them to alien life. The poll of internet users was carried out following the discovery of signs of water on Mars. Ozzy won 26 per cent of the vote. A spokesman for Yahoo! News said: 'As the world waits desperately for signs of alien life, we decided to ask our users who they thought was best suited for this most auspicious of roles. Ozzy is a great choice but I'm not sure what the Martians would make of his individual approach to the English language.'


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1987 35 year old Dean Paul Martin of Dino, Desi And Billy, died when his F-4 Phantom fighter-jet crashed into California's San Bernardino Mountains during a snowstorm about 100 kilometers east of Los Angeles. Dino was serving in the Air National Guard at the time. His band had placed two songs on the Billboard Top 40 chart, "I'm A Fool" (#17) and "Not The Lovin' Kind" (#25), both in 1965. He was married to actress Olivia Hussey from 1971 to 1978 and to ice skater Dorothy Hamill from 1982 to 1984. His famous father, singer Dean Martin was devastated by his son's death, telling his former partner Jerry Lewis, "I just lost one of the only two male loves I had in my life. Him and you."


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2006 Three South African women whose father, Solomon Linda, wrote ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ in 1939, won a six-year court battle that gave them 25 per cent of all past and future royalties from the song. Linda who was a cleaner at a Johannesburg record company when he wrote the song, received virtually nothing for his work and died in 1962 with $25 in his bank account. The song had been recorded by Pete Seeger (as ‘Wimoweh’), The Kingston Trio, The Tokens, Karl Denver and R.E.M. and was featured in the Disney film The Lion King. It was estimated that the song had earned $15 million for its use in The Lion King alone.


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This Day In Music History: March 21st


A few albums that was released...


1975 ● Tangerine Dream —— Rubycon ► Art Rock/Electronic

1977 ● Slade —— Whatever Happened To Slade ► Hard Rock

1977 ● AC/DC —— Let There Be Rock [Australia] ► Hard Rock

1988 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Southern By The Grace of God: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour 1987 ► Southern Rock

1989 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Nick Of Time ► Blues-Rock

2000 ● Led Zeppelin —— Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume Two ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: March 22nd


1994 American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer Dan Hartman died aged 43 of a brain tumor in Westport, Connecticut. He was a member of the Edgar Winter Group and wrote the band's h.i.t. ‘Free Ride.’ As a solo artists he had the 1978 No.1 dance hit ‘Instant Replay,’ and wrote ‘Relight My Fire’ a UK No.1 for Take That and Lulu and also co-wrote The James Brown song 'Living in America.’ Hartman collaborated with Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Young, Living In A Box, Holly Johnson and Steve Winwood.

2005 Rod Price, former member of Black Cat Bones and a founding member of Foghat died after falling down a stairway at his home after suffering a heart attack. The 57 year old English guitarist played on Foghat's highest charting US single 'Slow Ride' a hit in 1976.


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This Day In Rock History: March 22nd



1963 "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby And The Romantics topped the Billboard Hot 100, although it only made #38 in the UK. On the day the song was recorded, it was the first time Ruby had ever been in a recording studio.

1986 Mark Dinning, who scored a US number one hit in 1960 with "Teen Angel", died following a heart attack at the age of 52. The song had been written by his sister, Jeannie. Although he never had another hit, Mark continued performing throughout the 1960s, but felt his lack of success was because "groups were in and singles were out" once the British Invasion started. He died just after returning home from a club appearance in Jefferson City, Missouri.

1996 Former Turtles' drummer Don Murray died from complications during surgery. He was 50.

2017 Former Boston drummer, 67-year-old Sib Hashian, collapsed and died on stage during a performance on a Caribbean cruise ship. The Legends Of Rock cruise also featured Sib's old Boston bandmate Barry Goudreau, original Beach Boys star David Marks and Foreigner singer Lou Gramm. Hashian had performed on Boston's 1967 self-titled debut album that featured the giant hit, "More Than A Feeling"


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This Day In Rock History: March 22nd


1943 Keith Relf (lead vocalist for The Yardbirds) is born in Richmond, Surrey, England.

1946 Harry Vanda (lead guitarist for The Easybeats) is born Johannes Hendrikus Jacob van den Berg in Voorburg, Netherlands

1974 The Eagles release On The Border.

1985 Alcatrazz's only studio album with Steve Vai, Disturbing the Peace, is released. Produced by Eddie Kramer, the album's lead-off track, "God Blessed Video," attracts a whole new audience years later when it's included on the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

1994 Pantera release Far Beyond Driven, one of the few heavy metal albums to reach #1 in America.


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This Day In Music History: March 22nd


A few albums that was released...


1963 ● The Beatles —— Please Please Me ► Pop-Rock

1965 ● Bob Dylan —— Bringing It All Back Home ► Folk-Rock

1965 ● The Beatles —— The Early Beatles ► Pop-Rock

1974 ● Eagles —— On The Border ► Country-Rock

1974 ● Frank Zappa —— Apostrophe (‘) ► Art Rock

1982 ● Iron Maiden —— The Number Of The Beast ► Heavy Metal

1982 ● The Beatles —— Reel Music ► Pop-Rock

1989 ● White Zombie —— Make Them Die Slowly ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal

1993 ● Iron Maiden —— A Real Live One ► Heavy Metal

2005 ● Billy Idol —— Devil’s Playground ► Hard Rock

2011 ● Soundgarden —— Live On I-5 ► Grunge Rock


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This Day In Rock History: March 23rd


1972 The film of The Concert For Bangladesh featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton premiered in New York. The event was the first benefit concert of this magnitude in world history. The concert raised $243,418.51 for Bangladesh relief, which was administered by UNICEF. Sales of the album and DVD continue to benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.


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1968 Blue Cheer enter the Billboard Hot 100 for the first and only time with their Heavy Metal version of Eddie Cochran's 1958 hit "Summertime Blues". The single would rise to #14 and helped push the album "Vincebus Eruptum" to #11. Jim Morrison of The Doors called the trio "The single most powerful band I've ever seen."


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