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This Day In Rock History: April 26th


1966, The Who’s first album is released in the U.S. on Decca. Retitled The Who Sings My Generation, it features a different cover, drops “I’m a Man” for the Shel Talmy-produced “Instant Party,” edits the instrumental break out of “The Kids Are Alright,” and reverses the order of “A Legal Matter” and “The Ox.” It is released in both mono and stereo although both are simply mono electronically processed as stereo. Billboard says: “the four boys from London have an ear-splitting, gut-busting and best-selling package in this program of blues-oriented rock numbers.” It fails to reach the U.S. charts, but does get airplay on Detroit radio.


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Born on this day in music

1961
Chris Mars, drummer from American rock band The Replacements, who released the 1984 album Let It Be. Initially a punk rock band, they are considered pioneers of alternative rock.

1960
Roger Taylor, drummer with Duran Duran who scored the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know' plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, and the 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'. Also a member of Arcadia who had the 1985 UK No.7 single 'Election Day' and The Power Station.

1945
American keyboard player and vocalist Mike Finnigan, his speciality being the B3 Hammond Organ. Finnigan has worked with many artists including, Jimi Hendrix (Electric Ladyland), Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peter Frampton, Cher, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Tower of Power and Rod Stewart.

1945
Tony Murray, with English garage rock band The Troggs, who had the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Wild Thing' and the hits 'With a Girl Like You' and 'Love Is All Around'.


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2016 In the first week after the death of Pop star Prince, fans bought 654,000 copies of his albums and downloaded 2.82 million of his songs. "The Very Best of Prince", "Purple Rain" and "The Hits / The B-Sides" re-entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at #1, #2 and #6, respectively.


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A few albums that was released....

2004 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1963-1965 ► Blues-Rock

2005 ● Cream —— Gold ► Blues-Rock

2005 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Devils & Dust► Heartland Rock

2011 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1971-2006 ► Heartland Rock


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1963 Little Peggy March started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Will Follow Him'. At 15 years, 1 month and 13 days old, Little Peggy March became the youngest female singer to have a US No.1 record.

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1947 Pete Ham (frontman for Badfinger) is born in Swansea, Wales.

1951 Ace Frehley of Kiss is born Paul Frehley in the Bronx, New York.


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A few albums that was released....


1968 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk

1973 ● Weather Report —— Sweetnighter ► Jazz-Rock Fusion

1987 ● Slade —— You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock

2004 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) ► Hard Rock

2004 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Naked ► Hard Rock


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1945 John Wolters (drummer for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) is born in New Jersey.

1956 Rock singer-songwriter Jimmy Barnes, who performs with Cold Chisel and INXS, is born James Dixon Swan in Glasgow, Scotland.

1981 Original T. Rex bass player Steve Currie dies in a car accident at age 33, four years after the group's lead singer Marc Bolan met his demise in a similar fashion.


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1976 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band appeared at the Grand Ole Opry at the Opryland USA theme park in Nashville, the first time a rock band has played the Opry since The Byrds in 1968.

1978 The movie FM, about a radio station with a motley collection of DJs was released in the US. Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and REO Speedwagon all appeared in the film. The theme song from the movie Steely Dan's 'FM (No Static at All)' won engineers Al Schmitt and Roger Nichols the 1979 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording.


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2013 Original Steve Miller Band bassist Lonnie Turner passed away from lung cancer. His time with the band led to songs such as "Jet Airliner", "Swingtown", "Take the Money And Run", "Jungle Love" and many more.

2023 Tim Bachman, the co-founding guitarist and vocalist of Bachman-Turner Overdrive died of cancer at the age of 71. The Canadian band placed a string of hits on the Hot 100 in the mid-1970s, including "Let It Ride", "Takin' Care Of Business", and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet".


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