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CrazyConnie 01-19-2020 08:36 AM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Music History: January 18th


A few albums that was released....


1969 ● The Ventures —— Underground Fire ► Rock n Roll Instrumental

1974 ● Pink Floyd —— A Nice Pair ► Prog Rock

1986 ● Soul Asylum —— Made To Be Broken ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock

1988 ● AC/DC —— Blow Up Your Video ► Hard Rock

1994 ● ZZ Top —— Antenna ► Blues-Rock

1996 ● Gotthard —— G. ► Hard Rock

2011 ● Gregg Allman —— Low Country Blues ► Southern Rock

source: drrocksblog&roll

CrazyConnie 01-19-2020 08:36 AM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 19th


2007 Denny Doherty, the angelic voice that carried the '60s Folk-Pop group The Mamas And Papas through such memorable hits as "California Dreamin'" and "Monday, Monday", died after suffering an aneurysm in his abdomen. He was 66.

source: classicbands

CrazyConnie 01-19-2020 08:37 AM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 19th



1939 Phil Everly (of The Everly Brothers) is born in Chicago, Illinois, the younger brother of future bandmate Don.

1943 Janis Joplin is born in Port Arthur, Texas.

1947 Original Deep Purple lead singer Rod Evans is born in Buckinghamshire, England.

1949 Robert Palmer is born in Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He lands his breakthrough singing on the Alan Brown Set's 1969 single "Gypsy Girl."

1966 Simon & Garfunkel release "Homeward Bound."

2013 Steve Knight (keyboardist for Mountain) dies of complications from Parkinson's disease in New York, at age 77.

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 01-19-2020 08:37 AM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 19th



1967 - Lesley Gore appeared on ABC-TV's "Batman" as Catwoman's sidekick, Pussycat.

1981 - Styx released the album "Paradise Theater."

source: onthisday

CrazyConnie 01-19-2020 08:37 AM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 19th


1974: Fans en route to the Bob Dylan and the Band concert in Miami found themselves in a nine-mile long traffic jam, which caused many to miss half of the show.

source: paulshaffersdayinrock

CrazyConnie 01-19-2020 08:37 AM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Music History: January 19th


A few albums that was released....


1988 ● Megadeth —— So Far, So Good…So What! ► Heavy Metal

1995 ● Extreme —— Waiting For The Punchline ► Pop-Metal


source: drrocksblog&roll

CrazyConnie 01-25-2020 06:11 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 20th


1965 American disc-jockey Alan Freed died from uraemia and cirrhosis brought on by alcoholism at the age of 42. Freed called himself the "father of rock and roll", appeared in the movies such as Rock Around the Clock and Don't Knock the Rock. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960s.

1968 One Hit Wonders John Fred and the Playboy Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Judy In Disguise, (With Glasses)', it made No.3 in the UK. The song was inspired by The Beatles 'Lucy In The Sky'.

1982 During an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the audience threw a bat onto the stage. Stunned by the light, the bat lay motionless, and thinking it was a rubber fake, the singer picked it up and attempted to bite its head off. As he did this, the bat started to flap its wings and Ozzy soon realized it wasn't fake but in fact a living thing. After the show Ozzy was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital for rabies shots.

1983 Def Leppard released their third studio album 'Pyromania' which featured new guitarist Phil Collen and was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange. The album has now sold over 10 million copies in the US.


source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 01-25-2020 06:11 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 20th


2018 Jim Rodford, bassist and founding member of the band Argent, died at his home in St. Albans, England at the age of 76. During his career he was also a member of The Kinks for eighteen years starting in 1979 and a further eighteen years with The Zombies beginning in the late '90s.

source: classicbands

CrazyConnie 01-25-2020 06:11 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 20th


1945 Eric Stewart (guitarist for The Mindbenders, 10cc) is born in Droylsden, Lancashire, England.

1947 George Grantham (drummer for Poco) is born in Cordell, Oklahoma.

1948 Mel Pritchard (drummer for Barclay James Harvest) is born in Oldham, Lancashire, England.

1952 Judas Priest bass player Ian Hill is born in West Bromwich, England.

1952 Paul Stanley of Kiss is born Stanley Harvey Eisen in Queens, New York.

1999 1999 Bill Albaugh (drummer for the psychedelic pop group The Lemon Pipers) dies at age 53.

2015 2015 Edgar Froese (drummer for Tangerine Dream) dies of a pulmonary embolism at age 70 in Austria.

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 01-25-2020 06:12 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Music History: January 20th


A few albums that was released....


1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons [UK] ► Blues-Rock

1972 ● Jerry Garcia —— Garcia ► Roots Rock

1975 ● Bob Dylan —— Blood On The Tracks ► Folk-Rock

1978 ● Gerry Rafferty —— City To City ► Pop-Rock

1978 ● Journey —— Infinity ► Prog/Art Rock


1998 ● Ace Frehley —— Loaded Deck ► Pop-Metal

source: drrocksblog&roll

CrazyConnie 01-25-2020 06:51 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 21st


1983 The Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams died of lung cancer age 34. He joined the band in 1972 after the death of original bassist Berry Oakley. His doctors believed that the disease was derived from exposure to Agent Orange during his Vietnam service. Opposed to the war and to killing in general, Williams went AWOL frequently and wandered around the jungles of South Vietnam, occasionally returning to various units. He was given an honorable discharge in 1970.

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 01-25-2020 06:52 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 21st


1941 Richie Havens is born in Brooklyn, New York. His music career takes off when he performs as the opening act at Woodstock in 1969.

1944 Chris Britton (lead guitarist for The Troggs) is born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

1945 Peter Kircher (drummer for Status Quo) is born in Folkestone, Kent, England.

1979 Lynyrd Skynyrd reunite at the Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the first time the band have played since the 1977 plane crash that killed three of their members. Lynyrd Skynyrd perform an instrumental version of "Free Bird" alongside The Charlie Daniels Band.

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 01-25-2020 06:52 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Music History: January 21st


A few albums that was released....


1968 ● Canned Heat —— Boogie With Canned Heat ► Folk-Rock

1968 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— The Graduate [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Pop

1984 ● Bon Jovi —— Bon Jovi ► Hard Rock

source: drrocksblog&roll

CrazyConnie 01-25-2020 06:52 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 22nd


2002 English keyboardist Peter Bardens died from lung cancer aged 57. He was a founder member of the British progressive rock group Camel and during his career, Bardens also worked alongside Rod Stewart, Mick Fleetwood and Van Morrison, and recorded solo albums.

2017 English bass guitar player Pete Overend Watts and founding member of the 1970s rock band, Mott the Hoople died from throat cancer aged 69. Watts helped start the Buddies with guitarist Mick Ralphs, a band that evolved into Mott the Hoople after periods in which it was known as the Doc Thomas Group, the Shakedown Sound, then Silence. They became Mott the Hoople after Ian Hunter joined in 1969. Watts continued with Dale Griffin, Morgan Fisher and Ray Major in the Mott successor British Lions. He later became a record producer, producing albums for artists including Hanoi Rocks and Dumb Blondes.

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 01-25-2020 06:52 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 22nd


1949 Nigel Pegrum (drummer for The Small Faces, Uriah Heep) is born in North Wales.

1949 Journey frontman Steve Perry is born in Hanford, California.

1960 INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence is born in Lain Cove, a suburb of Sydney.

1965 Guns N' Roses drummer Steve Adler is born Michael Coletti in Cleveland, Ohio.

1989 Gene Simmons of Kiss and his girlfriend, the Playboy model Shannon Tweed, welcome their first child, a boy named Nicholas.

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 01-25-2020 06:53 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Music History: January 22nd


A few albums that was released....


1968 ● Dr. John —— Gris-Gris ► Soul-Blues

1968 ● Spirit —— Spirit ► Psychedelic Rock

1991 ● Sting —— The Soul Cages ► Pop-Rock

source: drrocksblog&roll

CrazyConnie 01-26-2020 05:13 AM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 23rd


1978 American musician and songwriter Terry Kath, best known as the original guitarist, and founding members of the rock band Chicago accidentally shot himself dead. After a party at roadie and band technician Don Johnson's home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, Kath picked up a semiautomatic 9 mm pistol and, leaning back in a chair, said to Johnson, "Don't worry about it ... look, the clip is not even in it." To satisfy Johnson's concerns, Kath showed the empty magazine to Johnson. Kath then replaced the magazine in the gun, put the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. Apparently unbeknownst to Kath, however, there was still one round in the chamber, and he died instantly from the gunshot.

1990 Allen Collins guitarist from Lynyrd Skynyrd died of pneumonia after being ill for several months. Collins who was one of the founding members also co-wrote most of the band's songs (including Free Bird), with late front man Ronnie Van Zant. He survived a plane crash in 1977 that killed two other band members. Collins was behind the wheel in a car accident in 1986 that killed his girlfriend and left him paralyzed from the waist down. He later pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter as well as driving under the influence of alcohol.

2016 Scottish musician Jimmy Bain died aged 68 while in his cabin on Def Leppard's "Hysteria on the High Seas" cruise. The cause of death was determined to be lung cancer. Bain was best known for playing bass guitar in the bands Rainbow and Dio, he also worked with Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, co-writing on his solo albums as well as Ian Hunter, Gary Moore and John Cale.

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 01-26-2020 05:13 AM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: January 23rd



1953 Robin Zander (lead singer of Cheap Trick) is born in Beloit, Wisconsin.

1965 Petula Clark's "Downtown" climbs to #1 on the Hot 100, making her the first UK female singer to reach the summit on the US singles chart since Vera Lynn in 1952.

1988 The California Raisins' "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" peaks at #84 on Billboard's Hot 100.

1991 The Albuquerque, New Mexico, radio station KLSK FM plays the Led Zeppelin song "Stairway To Heaven" over and over for 24 hours to inaugurate a format change to classic rock. It plays more than 200 times, eliciting hundreds of angry calls and letters. Police show up with guns drawn after a listener reports that the DJ had apparently suffered a heart attack, later because of suspicion that - this being eight days into the Gulf War - the radio station had been taken hostage by terrorists dispatched by Zeppelin freak Saddam Hussein. Weirdest of all, lots of listeners don't move the dial: "Turns out a lot of people listened to see when we would finally stop playing it."

source: calendarsongfacts


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