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Old Yesterday, 11:14 PM   #163
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This Day In Rock History: August 15th


1983: Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone had a four hour emergency brain surgery to remove blood clots after being kicked in the head repeatedly in a fight. The Ramones would name their next album Too Tough to Die in his honor.

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Tommy Aldridge-drummer for Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake & Thin Lizzy born in 1950


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A few albums that was released....


1966 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Distant Shores ► Folk-Pop

1969 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Pious Bird Of Good Omen ► Blues-Rock

1972 ● The Band —— Rock Of Ages ► Folk-Rock

1975 ● Rod Stewart —— Atlantic Crossing ► Folk-Rock

1980 ● America —— Alibi ► Folk-Rock

1981 ● The Pretenders —— Pretenders II ► Post-Punk

1983 ● AC/DC —— Flick Of The Switch ► Hard Rock

1983 ● Cheap Trick —— Next Position Please ► Hard Rock/Power Pop

1985 ● Dio —— Sacred Heart ► Heavy Metal

1989 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles Collection: The London Years ► Blues-Rock

1995 ● Blind Melon —— Soup ► Alt. Rock

2006 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And Friends ► Pop-Rock


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1979, The biggest single of the summer in the US, The Knack's 'My Sharona' was awarded a Gold record for selling one million copies. The Knack's Doug Fieger wrote the song for his girlfriend, Sharona Alperin, whose picture appeared on the single's cover.

1997, Blur, Prodigy, Beck, Kula Shaker, Dodgy, Foo Fighters, Placebo, James, Ash, Dodgy and Gene all appeared at the two day V97 UK festival in Chelmsford and Leeds, weekend tickets, £50.

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2018 Aretha Franklin, "The Queen Of Soul", passed away at the age of 76. During her career she amassed twenty Billboard R&B chart toppers, forty-five Billboard Top 40 hits and won eighteen Grammy Awards. In 1987, she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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1948 Barry Hay (frontman for Golden Earring) is born in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

1957 Tim Farriss (lead guitarist for INXS) is born in Perth, Western Australia.

1962 Peter, Paul, and Mary release "If I Had A Hammer."

1977 The King is dead. Elvis Presley dies at his home in Graceland as a result of an overdose from from prescription drugs.

1986 At a soggy Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen gets a huge ovation when he takes the stage with the band. Twenty months earlier, Allen's left arm was severed in a car accident, and after extensive rehab and some warm-up gigs, he makes a triumphant return at the festival, playing barefoot behind a drum kit modified with electronic pedals. Scorpions and Motörhead are also on the bill, which is headlined by Ozzy Osbourne.

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A few albums that was released....


1976 ● The Temptations —— The Temptations Do The Temptations ► Soul – Motown

1985 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Freaky Styley ► Alt. Funk-Rock

1987 ● Mayhem —— Deathcrush ► Norwegian Black Metal

1989 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Mother’s Milk ► Alt. Funk-Rock

1994 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— After The Storm ► Folk-Rock

1994 ● Prince —— Come ► Funk-Pop

1994 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Sleeps With Angels ► Folk-Rock

2002 ● Frank Zappa —— FZ:OZ ► Art Rock

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