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1970 ● Carpenters —— Close To You ► Soft Rock

1974 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends ► Prog Rock

1974 ● Harry Nilsson —— Pussy Cats ► Folk-Rock

1974 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— So Far ► Folk-Rock

1976 ● The Manhattan Transfer —— Coming Out ► Jazz-Pop

1977 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Livin’ On The Fault Line ► Pop-Rock

1996 ● The Beach Boys —— Stars And Stripes Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock

2003 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Greendale ► Rock

2016 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Seven ► Roots Rock


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1973 Andrea "Andy" Ferro, vocalist and one of the founding members of Lacuna Coil, begins his life in Arona, Italy.

1977 Regine Chassagne, a founding member of Arcade Fire, is born Montreal.

2004 John Mellencamp launches his "Speak Up, Rock Out" sweepstakes on Nickelodeon. Viewers write song lyrics about what freedom of speech means to them and to imagine what it would be like without it. Mellencamp picks the finalists and turns the lyrics into a song that he performs at the winner's school.

2008 Staind unfurl their sixth album "The Illusion Of Progress,” with lead single "Believe." "We went into the studio with the mind-set of making our heaviest record yet," explains frontman Aaron Lewis, "but the record that came out has flavors of Pink Floyd and straight-up Blues." The group marks the occasion with a performance at the New York's Times Square as part of the Hard Rock Cafe's Ambassadors of Rock Tour. The show benefits the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

2008 LeRoi Moore, sax player and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, passes away in Hollywood. He dies as a result of injuries from an ATV accident on his farm in Charlottesville, VA, earlier in the summer. He was 46.

2009 Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell and Pantera/HellYeah drummer Vinnie Paul take part in an online poker tournament hosted by Anthrax's Scott Ian. All in?

2017 Frontman Ivan Moody rejoins Five Finger Death Punch for their show at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. He exited the group during their European tour for alcohol treatment. Five Finger Death Punch continued the trek with vocalist Tommy Vext.


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1986, Rick Allen, drummer with Def Leppard made his first live appearance with the band after losing an arm in a car accident, when they appeared at the Monsters Of Rock Festival, Castle Donington, England.

1988, Iron Maiden, KISS, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses and Helloween all appeared at this year's 'Monsters Of Rock' Festival, Castle Donington, England. Two rock fans died while 'slam dancing' as Guns N' Roses played.

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1920 America's first commercial radio station began operations in Detroit, Michigan. They were assigned the call letters 8MK by the United States Department of Commerce Bureau of Navigation. In 1922 the call letters were changed to WWJ and today the station's listenership ranks as one of the highest in its market.

1969 Frank Zappa temporarily disbands The Mothers of Invention right after an eight day tour in Canada. Zappa says he's "tired of playing for people who clap for all the wrong reasons."


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1941 Space rock musician Dave Brock (of Hawkwind) is born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England.

1942 Soul superstar Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Tennessee.

1947 Trombonist James Pankow (of Chicago) is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1948 Robert Plant is born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England. Best known at Led Zeppelin's lead singer, he wins the Album of the Year Grammy for Raising Sand, his 2007 collaboration with Alison Krauss.

1949 Bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott (of Thin Lizzy) is born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.

1970 Nu-metal pioneer Fred Durst (frontman for Limp Bizkit) is born in Gastonia, North Carolina.


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1983 ● Heart —— Passionworks ► Album Rock

1985 ● Asia —— Astra ► Prog Rock

1990 ● Queensr˙che —— Empire ► Heavy Metal

1990 ● Black Sabbath —— TYR ► Hard Rock

1991 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Notorious ► Hard Rock

1991 ● Spin Doctors —— Pocket Full of Kryptonite ► Alt Pop-Rock

2002 ● The Black Crowes —— Live ► Southern Rock

2002 ● Black Sabbath —— Past Lives ► Hard Rock

2013 ● Tedeschi Trucks Band —— Made Up Mind ► Blues-Rock


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1961, Tamla Records released the Marvelettes first single, 'Please Mr. Postman'. The song went on to sell over a million copies and become the group's biggest hit, reaching the top of both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts. The song is notable as the first Motown song to reach the No.1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.

1972, Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane was arrested after a fight broke out on stage during a concert when the police had been called 'pigs'. Grace Slick was 'Mace' and another group member injured at the show in Akron.

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1961, Patsy Cline recorded the classic Willie Nelson song, ‘Crazy’. Cline was still on crutches after going through a car windshield in a head-on collision two months earlier and had difficulty reaching the high notes of the song at first due to her broken ribs. 'Crazy' spent 21 weeks on the chart and eventually became one of her signature tunes.

2008, Drummer Buddy Harman died of congestive heart failure, aged 79. Worked with Elvis Presley (‘Little Sister’), Patsy Cline (‘Crazy’), Roy Orbison (‘Pretty Woman’), Johnny Cash (‘Ring Of Fire’), Tammy Wynette (‘Stand By Your Man’). Harman was the first house drummer for The Grand Ole Opry and can be heard on over 18,000 recordings.


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1947 Carl Giammarese (lead vocalist/guitarist for The Buckinghams) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1952 Punk rocker Joe Strummer (of The Clash) is born John Graham Mellor in Ankara, Turkey.

1952 Rock bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (of Deep Purple) is born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. He has a brief stint as Black Sabbath's frontman in the mid-'80s.

1954 Drummer Steve Smith (of Focus and Journey) is born in Whitman, Massachusetts.

1966 The Beatles play under a tarp at Busch Stadium on a rainy evening in St. Louis. It's rather unpleasant, leading to their decision to stop doing concerts and focus on studio work.

1976 Lynyrd Skynyrd, Todd Rundgren, 10cc and The Rolling Stones headline the Knebworth (England) festival.

2012 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Last of a Dyin' Breed, their fourteenth studio album. Guitarist John Lowery, better known by stage name "John 5," contributes to a couple of the tracks.


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1965 - Barry McGuire's "Eve Of Destruction" was released.

1965 - The Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe In Magic" was released.

1979 - Gary Numan single "Cars" was released.

1990 - Prince released the soundtrack to "Graffiti Bridge."

1990 - Ratt released the album "Detonator."


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1968 ● Etta James —— Tell Mama ► Soul

1987 ● Metallica —— The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited ► Heavy Metal

1989 ● Jethro Tull —— Rock Island ► Prog Rock

1990 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Ritual De Lo Habitual ► Alt. Rock

1990 ● Alice In Chains —— Facelift ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal

1995 ● Rainbow —— Stranger To Us All ► Hard Rock

1997 ● Oasis —— Be Here Now ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop

2001 ● The Damned —— Grave Disorder ► Goth Rock

2006 ● Slade —— Slade Alive! – The Live Anthology ► Hard Rock


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2004, Al Dvorin the announcer who popularized the phrase "Elvis has left the building" died in a car crash, on his way home from an Elvis Presley convention in California. Dvorin aged 81, was in a car driven by Elvis photographer Ed Bonja. Dvorin was never paid for recordings of his words, and was bitter towards the multimillion pound Elvis Presley Enterprises. In the early 1970s, Colonel Parker asked Dvorin to inform fans at a gig that Presley would not be appearing for an encore. He took the stage and announced: "Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and goodnight."

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1917 Bluesman John Lee Hooker is born in Coahoma County, Mississippi.

1947 Rock singer Donna Godchaux (of Grateful Dead) is born in Florence, Alabama.

1958 Guitarist Ian Mitchell (of Bay City Rollers) is born in Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland. He is just 17 years old when he joins the band in 1976.

1967 Layne Staley of Alice In Chains is born in Washington State.



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1977: Peter Frampton began a three night stand at Madison Square Garden. All three concerts were sold out.

1987: Bon Jovi headlined the eighth annual Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. on a bill that also included Dio, Metallica, & Cinderella. During Bon Jovi’s set, Paul Stanley of Kiss, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden & Dee Snider of Twisted Sister joined them onstage for a rendition of “We’re An American Band”.


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1975 ● Herbie Hancock —— Man-Child ► Fusion

1975 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Nightingales & Bombers ► Pop-Rock

1989 ● L.A. Guns —— Cocked & Loaded ► Heavy Metal

1989 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane ► Arena Rock

1995 ● King Crimson —— B’Boom: Official Bootleg – Live In Arentina ► Prog Rock

1995 ● Styx —— Styx Greatest Hits ► Prog/Art Rock

2006 ● Gov’t Mule —— High & Mighty ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock

2006 ● The Marshall Tucker Band —— Live On Long Island 04-18-80 ► Southern Rock

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1967, Enjoying a wild birthday party Keith Moon drummer with The Who drove his Lincoln car into a Holiday Inn swimming pool. As the party had become out of control, the police were called to put an end to the festivities. Moon, ever keen to avoid the boys in blue snuck outside and got into a Lincoln Continental Limousine and attempted to make a getaway. Unfortunately, in his inebriated state he released the handbrake, and began rolling towards the pool. Moon simply sat back and waited, as the car crashed through the fence around the pool and into the water.

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1968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Soft Machine and Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the New York Rock Festival in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

1976 The Beach Boys become the first Rock band ever to appear on the cover of People magazine. The caption that accompanied a picture of the five original members, all sporting beards, read: "Still Riding The Crest, 15 Hairy Years Later."


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1951 Rock vocalist Jimi Jamison (of Survivor) is born in rural Mississippi. Also known for singing and co-writing the theme for the action series Baywatch.

1961 Dean DeLeo (guitarist for Stone Temple Pilots) is born in Newark, New Jersey.

1974 John Lennon claims to see a UFO from his New York apartment. He describes it as an archetypal flying saucer, surrounded by lights with a red one on top. In his next album, Walls and Bridges, he includes this note in the booklet: "On the 23rd August 1974 at 9 o'clock I saw a U.F.O. - J.L."

1987 At a 20th anniversary "Summer Of Love" celebration concert in Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angel Camp, California, featuring the Grateful Dead, a man who escaped from a drug treatment facility shoots a policeman and is then shot dead.

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