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This Day In Rock History: April 14th



1945 Rocker Ritchie Blackmore (of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night) is born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England.

1964 UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore is born in New Castle, Delaware.

1969 Dutch bassist Martyn LeNoble (of Porno For Pyros) is born in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. In 2013, he marries the actress Christina Applegate.

2016 At the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Prince plays his last concert, as he dies a week later. His last song is "Purple Rain."

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2014 - Jazz percussionist Armando Peraza died of pneumonia at the age of 89. He was a member of Santana from 1972 until the early ‘90s, appearing on over 15 of the group's albums. Born in Lawton Batista, Havana, Cuba, Pereza played congas, bongos, and timbales.

2015 - Today in 2015, American R&B and soul singer Percy Sledge died of liver cancer at his home in Baton Rouge at age 73. The inspiration behind his 1966 U.S. No. 1 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman" came when Sledge's girlfriend left him for a modelling career after he was laid off from a construction job in late 1965.


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1980 A New Jersey State assemblyman introduces a resolution to make Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" the official state song of New Jersey.

1980 Judas Priest release British Steel, a metal landmark containing the tracks "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law."

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1967 The Bee Gees release "New York Mining Disaster 1941", which will climb to #10 in the UK and #14 in the US. The song is unusual in that the title never appears in the lyrics, although the originally planned title, "Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones", is heard in the chorus. There actually had been a mining disaster in New York, but it was in 1939, not 1941. The Bee Gees would later say they were inspired to write the song by a 1966 Aberfan mining disaster in Wales.

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A few albums that was released....


1980 ● Iron Maiden —— Iron Maiden ► Heavy Metal

1980 ● Judas Priest —— British Steel ► Heavy Metal

1982 ● Van Halen —— Diver Down ► Hard Rock

1983 ● David Bowie —— Let’s Dance ► Glam Rock

1986 ● Judas Priest —— Turbo ► Heavy Metal

1992 ● ZZ Top —— Greatest Hits ► Blues-Rock

2003 ● Cream —— BBC Sessions ► Blues-Rock


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1996 The rest of Jerry Garcia's ashes were scattered near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A small portion had been placed into the Ganges River in India 11 days earlier. The Grateful Dead leader had died on August 9th, 1995.

2001 Joey Ramone, of the '70s punk band The Ramones, died of lymphatic cancer at the age of 49 . His real name was Jeff Hyman.

2005 John Fred Gourrier, who led John Fred And His Playboy Band to Billboard's #1 spot in December 1967 with "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)", died after a long bout with kidney disease. He was 63.


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1940 Saxophonist Clarence Satchell (of The Ohio Players) is born in Cleveland, Ohio.

1948 UFO frontman Phil Mogg is born in Wood Green, London.

1997 INXS release Elegantly Wasted, their last album with lead singer Michael Hutchence, who dies six months later.


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A few albums that was released....


1966 ● The Rolling Stones —— Aftermath ► Rock n Roll

1971 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Survival ► Hard Rock

1974 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Second Helping ► Southern Rock

1991 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Brotherhood ► Pop-Rock

1991 ● Grateful Dead —— One From The Vault ► Psychedelic Rock

2003 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Say You Will ► Pop-Rock


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1966 - Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" was released.

1971 - The Rolling Stones released "Brown Sugar"in the UK. It was the first record on their own label Rolling Stones Records.


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1939 Pop singer Dusty Springfield is born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien in West Hampstead, North London, England.

1943 Blues rocker Dave Peverett (of Foghat, Savoy Brown) is born in Dulwich, London, England.

1947 Rock drummer Lee Kerslake (of Uriah Heep, Blizzard of Ozz) is born in Winton, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

1947 Rock singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty (of Stealers Wheel) is born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

1953 Peter Garrett, frontman of the Aussie rock band Midnight Oil, is born in Wahroonga, Sydney. He pursues a law career before joining the band.

1999 Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape dies of lung cancer two days before his 53rd birthday.


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