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A few albums that was released....


1972 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Mardi Gras ► Folk-Rock

1987 ● The Who —— Two’s Missing ► Hard Rock

1988 ● Iron Maiden —— Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son ► Heavy Metal

2008 ● Judas Priest —— The Essential Judas Priest ► Heavy Metal

2008 ● Asia —— Phoenix ► Prog Rock


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1940 Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1944 Rocker John Kay (frontman of Steppenwolf) is born Joachim Fritz Krauledat in former Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany.


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40 years ago today, R.E.M. released their debut album, Murmur. Critics loved the album, and though the band experienced drama with their label and producer changes during the recording process, they debuted a new quiet, introverted side of the first wave of alternative rock in the United States. Murmur drew critical acclaim upon its release for its unusual sound, defined by lead singer Michael Stipe's cryptic lyrics, guitarist Peter Buck's jangly guitar style, and bass guitarist Mike Mills's melodic basslines.


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1966 Jan Berry, the younger half of Jan And Dean, was paralyzed after he ran his Corvette into a parked truck on a side street in Beverly Hills. Berry suffered total physical paralysis for over a year as well as extensive brain damage which made it impossible to return to performing. The pair started their hit streak in 1958 with "Jennie Lee" and followed with "Baby Talk", "Surf City", "Sidewalk Surfin'", "Drag City", "Dead Man's Curve", "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" and "Popsicle". Jan's accident ended their career as hit makers, although they attempted a comeback in 1978 after the biographical movie, Dead Man's Curve, was shown on TV.


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1990 The Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre announced that Asteroids 4147-4150, would be named Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr after the four members of The Beatles.


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A few albums that was released....


1973 ● J. Geils Band —— Bloodshot ► Blues-Rock

1974 ● Poco —— Seven ► Country-Rock

1976 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Live Bullet ► Heartland Rock

1984 ● Rush —— Grace Under Pressure ► Arena Rock

1988 ● Cheap Trick —— Lap Of Luxury ► Hard Rock/Power Pop

1994 ● Motörhead —— Live At Brixton ’87 ► Heavy Metal

1999 ● Golden Earring —— Paradise In Distress ► Hard Rock

1999 ● Supertramp —— It Was The Best Of Times ► Prog/Art Rock


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1971 Cat Stevens' "Wild World" peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the singer's first Top 40 hit. There was some speculation that much of the song was a message to Patti D'Arbanville, an actress he had been dating who inspired his song "Lady D'Arbanville". Stevens cleared this up on The Chris Isaak Hour in 2009, explaining that the song was about his own journey into the wild world. "It was not me writing about somebody specific, although other people may have informed the song, but it was more about me. It's talking about losing touch with home and reality - home especially." The 1970 LP "Tea For The Tillerman", which contains "Wild World", ended up selling three million copies in the US as many fans sought out his earlier work.


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1944 Bass guitarist Jack Casady (of Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Hot Tuna) is born John William Casady in Washington, DC.

1945 Rock guitarist Lowell George (of Little Feat) is born in Hollywood, California.

1951 Drummer Max Weinberg (of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) is born in Newark, New Jersey.

1961 Hiro Yamamoto (original bass player for Soundgarden) is born in Park Forest, Illinois.

1966 Blues-rock guitarist Marc Ford (of The Black Crowes) is born in Long Beach, California.


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2012 - Five of Tom Petty's guitars were stolen from a soundstage in Culver City, Calif., where Petty and the Heartbreakers, were rehearsing for an upcoming tour. The stolen gear included a 1967 Blonde Rickenbacker, a 1967 Epiphone Sheridan, a 1965 Gibson SG TV Jr., a Fender Broadcaster, and a Dusenberg Mike Campbell Model that belonged to Campbell himself. Petty was offering a "no questions asked" reward bounty of $7,500 to anyone with information leading to the guitars' recovery. The instruments were recovered four days later, and a private security guard was arrested in connection with the theft.

2019 - English keyboardist and guitarist Paul Raymond died at age 73. He joined Plastic Penny in the early 1960s as their keyboardist and vocalist, and he replaced Christine McVie in British blues band Chicken Shack. He first joined the band UFO in 1976 and played with them during four different stints. He was a regular in the UFO lineup since 2003. Raymond had also worked with Michael Schenker in MSG.


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A few albums that was released....


1979 ● Thin Lizzy —— Black Rose: A Rock Legend ► Hard Rock

1987 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Tango In The Night ► Pop-Rock

1988 ● Glass Tiger —— Diamond Sun ► Pop-Rock

1999 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Echo ► Album Rock


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