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This Day In Rock History: May 17th


1975, Elton John was awarded a Platinum Record for sales of a million copies of the LP ‘Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy’, the first album ever to be certified Platinum on the day of its release.


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This Day In Rock History: May 17th


1963 - Jan & Dean's "Surf City" was released.

1969 - The Who released the album "Tommy" in the U.S.


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A few albums that was released....


1971 ● Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram ► Pop-Rock

1973 ● Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— Bachman-Turner Overdrive ► Album Rock

1976 ● Rainbow —— Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock

1976 ● Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock

1988 ● Judas Priest —— Ram It Down ► Heavy Metal

1989 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Cycles ► Pop-Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 18th


1949 Bill Wallace (bassist for The Guess Who) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1949 Rick Wakeman (keyboardist for Yes) is born in Perivale, London, England.

1950 Mark Mothersbaugh (keyboardist for Devo) is born in Akron, Ohio.

1978 The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey as Holly, is released in the US


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This Day In Rock History: May 18th


1968 The first Miami Pop event took place with an estimated 100,000 people attending the concert, which was promoted by Richard O'Barry & Michael Lang (later famous as the promoter of Woodstock). Bands featured at the festival included Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Mothers of Invention, Blue Cheer, Chuck Berry, The Blues Image, Pacific Gas and Electric, Three Dog Night and the Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

2017 American musician, singer and songwriter Chris Cornell died suddenly in Detroit after performing at a show with Soundgarden. Cornell was known for his role as one of the architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and for his near four octave vocal range as well as his powerful vocal belting technique. He released four solo studio albums as well as working with Audioslave and Temple of the Dog.


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This Day In Rock History: May 18th


2004 - It was announced that the Country Cow Creamery would be producing the ice cream flavors Ozzy's Carnivorous Carrot Cake and Death by Sharon in honor of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.


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A few albums that was released....


1973 ● The Byrds —— History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock

1993 ● Judas Priest —— Metal Works ’73-’93 ► Heavy Metal

1993 ● Kiss —— Alive III ► Hard Rock

1999 ● Eddie Money —— Ready Eddie ► Album Rock

2010 ● Triumph —— Greatest Hits Remixed ► Arena Rock


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This Day In Rock History: May 19th


1973 Paul Simon releases the single "Kodachrome", which would become a hit in the US, but was banned from air play in the UK because it contains a brand name.

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1945 Pete Townshend of The Who is born in Chiswick, United Kingdom.

1947 Steve Currie (bass player for T. Rex) is born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.

1949 Dusty Hill (bassist, keyboardist, co-vocalist of ZZ Top) is born Joseph Michael Hill in Dallas, Texas.

1954 Phil Rudd (drummer for AC/DC) is born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis in Melbourne, Australia.

1975 Lynyrd Skynyrd release the single "Saturday Night Special." The B-side is "Made in the Shade." It's the only single released from the Nuthin' Fancy album.

2006 Freddie Garrity (frontman of Freddie & the Dreamers) dies at age 69 while on holiday in North Wales.


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1958 - Bobby Darin’s single, "Splish Splash," was released as the first eight-track master recording pressed to a plastic 45-RPM disc.

1975 - The Eagles released the single "One Of These Nights."

1986 - Peter Gabriel released the album "So."


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