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CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:24 PM

This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: July 1st


1968, The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink. The album, which features their first hit single 'The Weight', was recorded in studios in New York and Los Angeles in 1968, and followed the group's backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks).

1981, Rushton Moreve bassist with Steppenwolf, was killed in motorcycle accident in Santa Barbara, California, aged 32. He co-wrote their hit 'Magic Carpet Ride' with lead singer John Kay; Steppenwolf also had the 1968 US No.2 single 'Born To Be Wild'. Moreve left the band in late 1968 when he refused to fly back to California at that time, fearing it would sink into the Pacific Ocean after an imminent earthquake.

1995, DJ Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack. He was the master of ceremonies for the rock 'n' roll generation of the '60s on radio, and later on television during the '70s.

2008, Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley, died at the age of 60 from cancer of the oesophagus. Galley also played with Trapeze, Glenn Hughes, Cozy Powell and the Blue Jays.


source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:24 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July1st


1939 Delaney Bramlett, who co-fronted the early-'70s rock/soul ensemble Delaney & Bonnie with then-wife Bonnie Bramlett, is born in Pontotoc, Mississippi

1945 Deborah Ann Harry (lead singer of Blondie) is born in Miami, Florida, but will be raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey.

1968 The Band release Music from Big Pink, their debut studio album.

2008 Crόe Fest kicks off in West Palm Beach, Florida. The tour features Mφtley Crόe, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M., and Trapt; it earns about $40 million.


source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:25 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 2nd


1956, Elvis Presley recorded 'Hound Dog' at RCA Studios, New York. Take 31 being the version they released. This was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley. The single sold over 10 million copies globally, became his best-selling song and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for 36 years.

1962, Jimi Hendrix was honourably discharged from the 101st Airborne Paratroopers, after breaking his ankle during his 26th and final parachute jump.

1979, Sony introduced the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette player. Over the next 30 years they sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, and were the market leaders until the arrival of Apple's iPod and other new digital devices.

1991, Axl Rose caused a riot to break out during a Guns N' Roses gig after leaping into the crowd to remove a camera from a fan at the Riverpoint Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights. Over 50 people were injured and 15 fans were arrested.

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:25 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 2nd


1949 Roy "The Professor" Bittan (keyboardist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) is born in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York.

1952 Johnny Colla, who plays guitar and saxophone for Huey Lewis & the News and also assists with songwriting, is born in Sacramento, California.

1965 Dave Parsons (bassist for Bush) is born in Hillingdon, London, England.



source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:25 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 3rd


1969 The Rolling Stones original lead guitarist Brian Jones was found dead in his swimming pool, just three weeks after he was kicked out of the band. The official cause was recorded as "death by misadventure." Reports say that Jones had sunk into substance abuse and he was frequently strung out on barbiturates, L.S.D. and alcohol and was no longer able to function as a musician.

1971 While on sabbatical in France, The Doors' lead singer, Jim Morrison died of heart failure and acute respiratory distress. News of his death wasn't made public until after his burial in a Paris cemetery on July 9th.



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CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:25 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 3rd



1982: Foreigner headlined a festival at Rich Stadium in Buffalo which also included Loverboy, Ted Nugent & Iron Maiden as the openers.

1988: The final Texxas Jam took place at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas which featured the U.S. Monsters of Rock tour which included Van Halen, the Scorpions & Metallica. During Van Halen’s set, Sammy Hagar lost his voice & promised to play a free concert in Dallas which they did three years later.


source: paulshaffersdayinrock

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:26 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 4th


1969, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, Delaney and Bonnie, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chuck Berry, Spirit, Chicago and Paul Butterfield all appeared at the two-day Atlanta Pop Festival, Byron, Georgia.

1986, The second Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Manor Downs Racetrack, Manor, Texas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Emmylou Harris, Jason & the Scorchers, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Vince Neil and Willie Nelson.

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:26 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 4th


1938 Bill Withers is born in Slab Fork, West Virginia.

1940 Dave Rowberry (keyboardist for The Animals) is born in Mapperley, Nottinghamshire, England.

1943 Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson (guitarist, harmonica player for Canned Heat) is born in Arlington, Massachusetts.

1951 Ralph Johnson (drummer for Earth, Wind & Fire) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1952 John Waite (lead vocalist, bass guitarist of The Babys and lead vocalist of Bad English) is born in Lancaster, Lancashire, England

1958 Kirk Pengilly (guitarist for INXS) is born in Kew, Victoria, Australia.

1966 The Lovin' Spoonful release "Summer In The City."

1972 William Goldsmith (drummer for Foo Fighters) is born in Seattle, Washington.

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:26 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 4th


1978: The first Texxas Jam took place at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Aerosmith & Ted Nugent were the headliners on a bill that also included Van Halen, Heart, Journey, Eddie Money, Cheech & Chong & Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush. Ted Nugent passed out during his set due to excessive heat.

1982: Ozzy Osbourne married his manager Sharon Arden in Maui. Ozzy would later state he chose July 4th to get married so he would remember the date.

source: paulshaffersdayinrock

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:26 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 5th


1969, The Rolling Stones gave a free concert in London's Hyde Park before an audience of 250,000, as a tribute to Brian Jones who had died two days earlier. Mick Jagger read an extract from Percy Bysshe Shelley's 'Adonais' and released 3,500 butterflies; it was also guitarist's Mick Taylor's debut with the Stones, King Crimson, Family, The Third Ear Band, Screw and Alexis Korner's New Church also appeared on the day.

1975, Pink Floyd, Captain Beefheart, Steve Miller and Roy Harper all appeared at The Knebworth Festival, England, tickets cost £3.50. Pink Floyd premiered their new album Wish You Were Here with the help of Spitfires, pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage.

1995, More than 100 Grateful Dead fans were hurt when a wooden deck collapsed at a campground lodge in Wentzville, Missouri. Hundreds of people were on or under the deck sheltering from heavy rain. More than 4,000 Deadheads were staying at the campground while attending Grateful Dead concerts in the St. Louis suburb.

2003, Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing "Ring of Fire", Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage: “The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven. She came down for a short visit, I guess, from heaven to visit with me tonight to give me courage and inspiration like she always has.” Cash died on Sept 12th of this year.

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:27 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 5th


1943 Robbie Robertson (lead guitarist for The Band) is born Jaime Royal Robertson in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1950 Michael Monarch (original lead guitarist for Steppenwolf) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1950 Huey Lewis is born Hugh Anthony Cregg III in New York City. He forms Huey Lewis and the News in San Francisco.

1960 Elvis Presley releases "It's Now Or Never."

1969 The Who release "I'm Free."

1992 Helix guitarist Paul Hackman, age 38, is killed after a concert in Vancouver when the band's van rolls down a 40-foot embankment and throws him from the vehicle.

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:27 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 6th


1963, James Brown went to No.2 on the US album chart with 'Live At The Apollo'. Recorded on the night of October 24, 1962 at Brown's own expense, it spent 66 weeks on the Billboard Albums chart. In 2003, the album was ranked No.24 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

1968, Woburn Music Festival, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire took place. A two-day affair featuring Donovan, Fleetwood Mac, Pentangle, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Alexis Korner, Family, Taste, Tim Rose, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Duster Bennett and Tyrannosaurus Rex, two-day tickets were priced at £2.

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:27 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 6th


1925 Bill Haley is born in Highland Park, Michigan.

1931 Della Reese is born Delloreese Patricia Early in the Black Bottom neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.

1945 Rik Elswit (lead guitarist for Dr. Hook) is born in California.

Mike Shrieve (drummer for Santana) is born in San Francisco, California.

2003 Skip Battin (bassist for The Byrds, NRPS, Flying Burrito Brothers) dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at age 69.



source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:28 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 7th


1980, Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert with drummer John Bonham when they appeared at Eissporthalle, West Berlin at the end of a European tour. The set included: 'Black Dog', 'The Rain Song', 'Hot Dog', 'All My Love', 'Trampled Under Foot', 'Since I’ve Been Loving You', 'Kashmir', 'Stairway To Heaven' and 'Rock And Roll'. They finished the show with a 17-minute version of 'Whole Lotta Love'.

2006, Syd Barrett died from complications arising from diabetes aged 60. The singer, songwriter, guitarist was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, active as a rock musician for only about seven years before he went into seclusion. He joined Pink Floyd in 1965 but left three years later after one album. Barrett released two solo albums before going into self-imposed seclusion lasting more than thirty years, with his mental deterioration blamed on drugs.

2007, The Live Earth concerts took place around the world with The Police closing the days events in New Jersey. The concerts were organised by former US Vice-President Al Gore, as part of his campaign to "heal the planet". Rock stars from around the world performed to hundreds of thousands of fans to highlight climate change. Concerts were held in Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney. Madonna brought London's Live Earth concert to a close, playing a song she had written for the event. Other major acts who appeared included; Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, The Beastie Boys, James Blunt, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, UB40, Snoop Dogg, Enrique Iglesias, Crowded House & Joss Stone.


source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:28 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 7th


1977 - Styx released the album "The Grand Illusion."

1992 - Dream Theater released the album "Images And Words."


source: onthisday

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:28 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 7th


1940 Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is born Richard Starkey in Dingle, Liverpool, England.

1941 Jim Rodford (bass guitarist for Argent, The Kinks) is born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

1944 Warren Entner (guitarist for The Grass Roots) is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1948 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt (guitarist for Iron Butterfly) is born in Florida.

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:28 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 8th


1972 - The Who's "Join Together" was released in the U.S.

1978 - Exile's "Kiss You All Over" was released.

source: onthisday

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:28 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 8th


1944 Jai Johanny Johanson (drummer for The Allman Brothers Band) is born Johnny Lee Johnson in Ocean Springs, Mississipp

1969 Singer/actress Marianne Faithfull, girlfriend of Mick Jagger, attempts suicide with barbiturates while on the set of the film Ned Kelly (also starring Mick). She is dropped from the cast of the movie, eventually recovers, and when awaking from her coma, tells friends that "wild horses couldn't drag me away." The Rolling Stones song "Wild Horses" is built around that phrase.

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-08-2018 06:29 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 8th


1957 Guitarist Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot, Ratt) is born.

1985 Arctic Monkeys co-founder (with Alex Turner), guitarist Jamie Cook, is born.

2000 Always leave them wanting more. During an encore Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers tumbles headfirst off the stage. He suffers severe bruises and requires stitches. Not only does that end the concert, it forces the cancellation of other shows in Germany.

2014 "Redeemer Of Souls," Judas Priest's 17th studio album, is out. "From start to finish, 'Redeemer Of Souls' is 18 songs of pure classic Priest Metal," claims guitarist Glenn Tipton.

source: rockintown

CrazyConnie 07-09-2018 07:13 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 9th



1946, Born on this day in Forfar, Scotland, Bon Scott (Ronald Belford Scott), singer with Australian rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was brought up in Kirriemuir before moving to Melbourne, Australia, with his family in 1952 at the age of six. Having arrived from 'Bonnie Scotland', he was dubbed 'Bon', and the nickname stuck. After a night of heavy drinking, Scott was found dead in the backseat of a friend's car in South London on 19th February 1980, the cause of death being subsequently listed as ’acute alcohol poisoning'.

1956, After the June 30th trouble at Asbury Park, Bill Haley and His Comets were denied permission to play at the Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City. A city ordnance was passed that read: "Rock and roll music encouraged juvenile delinquency and inspired young females in lewd bathing suits to perform obscene dances on the city's beaches."

1972, Paul McCartney and Wings played their very first show in the small French town of Chateauvillon. The band included Denny Laine, Denny Seiwell, Henry McCullough and Paul's wife, Linda. It was McCartney's first time on the road since The Beatles quit touring in 1966. The band travelled on a double Decker London bus with a psychedelic interior.

1977, Elvis Costello quit his day job at Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics to become a full time musician.

1995, The Grateful Dead gave their last concert with leader Jerry Garcia at Chicago's Soldier Field. Jerry would die of a heart attack a month later while in drug rehab.


source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-09-2018 07:25 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 9th


1946 Mitch Mitchell (John Ronald Mitchell), drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is born in Ealing, Middlesex, England.

1965 Bassist Frankie Bello is born. Bello is originally a roadie and guitar technician for Anthrax, but later replaces Dan Lilker.

1976 Hoobastank guitarist, Dan Estrin, celebrates his birthday.

2011 Former Motorhead guitarist Michael "Wurzel" Burston dies following a battle with heart disease. He joined the band in '84 and left in '95. He was 61.

source: rockintown

CrazyConnie 07-12-2018 04:07 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 10th


1942, Born on this day, Ronnie James Dio, vocals, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and his own band Dio. He died on May 16, 2010, after a six-month battle with stomach cancer. He was 67 years old.

1947, Born on this day, Arlo Guthrie, US singer, songwriter, son of folksinger Woody Guthrie, (1967 album 'Alice's Restaurant', 1972 US No.18 single 'The City Of New Orleans').

1959, Born on this day, Sandy West, drummer, founding member of US all girl group The Runaways. West died on 21 Oct 2006.

1972, Harry Nilsson's eighth album, Son of Schmilsson was released. It featured George Harrison under the name George Harrysong and Ringo Starr, listed as Richie Snare, on some of the tracks. Peter Frampton also played guitar on most of the album.

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-12-2018 04:17 PM

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This Day In Rock History: July 10th


Birthdays:

Greg Kihn born in 1949

Rik Emmett-singer & guitarist for Triumph born in 1953


source: paulschaffersdayinrock

CrazyConnie 07-13-2018 07:10 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 11th


1971, The Bruce Springsteen Band opened for Humble Pie at the Sunshine In, Asbury Park in New Jersey. After the show an impressed Peter Frampton from Humble Pie, tells Springsteen and the band he'd like to have them open for them on a national basis. Frampton also said he would be happy to get the band an audition with his record label, A & M Records. For no logical reason Springsteen’s manager Tinker West declined both offers on the spot.

1992, A range of eight 'ties', designed by Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead went on sale in the US. President Bill Clinton bought a set. The collection grossed millions in the US by the end of the year.

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-13-2018 07:20 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 11th


1979 The space station Skylab crashes to Earth after six years in space. Leading up to the event, Electric Light Orchestra take out ads in trade magazines dedicating their new single, "Don't Bring Me Down," to Skylab.

1990 Steven Adler is fired from Guns N' Roses because of his drug use. He is replaced by Matt Sorum, who was previously with The Cult.

1996 The night before a show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin dies at age 34 after shooting heroin with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, who is fired from the band a few days later (he returns to the fold in 1999). The Sarah McLachlan song "Angel" is inspired by Melvoin's death.

2002 Over 200 people attend the funeral for Who bassist John Entwistle in St. Edward's Church in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, England. Entwistle was found dead in his Las Vegas hotel room on June 27th.

2011 Rob Grill of The Grass Roots dies at 67.

2014 Tommy Ramone (drummer for Ramones) dies of bile duct cancer at age 65.


source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-13-2018 07:27 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 11th


1970: Blues Image peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Ride Captain Ride” which was their only top ten single in the U.S.

1981: Def Leppard released their second album High ‘n’ Dry which was their first album to be produced by Mutt Lange & it went on to peak at number 38 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell two million copies in the U.S.

1990: Guns N’ Roses fired original drummer Steven Adler due to Adler’s drug addiction. Adler filed a lawsuit against them the following year which was settled out of court in 1993.

Birthdays:

Richie Sambora-guitarist for Bon Jovi born in 1959

source: paulshaffersdayinrock

CrazyConnie 07-14-2018 10:29 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 12th


1943, Born on this day, Christine McVie, keyboards, vocals, Chicken Shack, and then Fleetwood Mac, who scored the US No.1 single 'Dreams' taken from their worldwide No.1 album Rumours which spent 31 weeks on the US chart. Eight of her songs appeared on Fleetwood Mac's 1988 Greatest Hits album.

1950, Born on this day, Eric Carr, drummer with American hard rock band KISS. They scored the 1974 US No.5 single 'On And On', their 1976 US No 11 album Rock and Roll Over spent 26 weeks on the chart and they had the 1987 UK No.4 single 'Crazy Crazy Nights'. Carr died on 24th November 1991.

1952, Born on this day, Philip Taylor Kramer, bass guitar, Iron Butterfly. His disappearance on February 12, 1995 caused a mystery lasting four years. On May 29, 1999, Kramer's Ford Aerostar minivan and skeletal remains were found by photographers looking for old car wrecks to shoot at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, California. Based on forensic evidence his death was ruled as a probable suicide.

1967, Born on this day, American guitarist John Petrucci, best known as a founding member of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater.


source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-14-2018 10:32 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 12th


1965 - The Beach Boys' "California Girls" was released.

1969 - Blind Faith began their one and only tour in the U.S. with a sold-out show at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1992 - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) was arrested at New York's JFK airport on a warrant from St. Louis, MO. Rose was wanted on charges stemming from a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert.

source: onthisday

CrazyConnie 07-14-2018 10:47 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 12th


1962 Dan Murphy (former lead guitarist for Soul Asylum) is born in Duluth, Minnesota.

1969 Zager and Evans' "In The Year 2525" hits #1 in the US.

1983 Chris Wood (flute and sax player for Traffic) dies of pneumonia at age 39.

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-14-2018 10:53 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 13th


1985, At 12.01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world's biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.

2004, Arthur ‘Killer’ Kane, bass player with The New York Dolls, died aged 55 after checking himself in to a Los Angeles emergency room, complaining of fatigue. He was quickly diagnosed with leukaemia, and died within two hours. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 'New York Dolls' and 1974 'Too Much Too Soon'. His estranged wife wanted to honour her late husband's wishes and bury him next to former Dolls stars Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan in Mount St Mary's cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, but officials at the morgue refused to release his body for burial because his remains were so decomposed. (His body had laid in a morgue for over a month).

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-14-2018 10:57 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 13th


1968: Black Sabbath performed their first concert at a blues club in Birmingham, U.K. At the time of this performance they were known as Earth.

1991: Bryan Adams went to number one for a record 16 weeks on the U.K. singles chart with “(Eveything I Do) I Do It for You” a record that still stands to this day.

Birthdays:

Stephen Jo Bladd-drummer for The J. Geils Band born in 1942
Roger McGuinn-singer & guitarist for The Byrds born in 1942
Mark Mendoza-bassist for Twisted Sister born in 1955

source: paulshaffersdayinrock

CrazyConnie 07-14-2018 11:07 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 14th


1953 Bebe Buell is born in Portsmouth, Virginia. Though she later rejects the description, she becomes one of the most famous "groupies" of all time, hooking up with a host of stars including Todd Rundgren, to whom she is married from 1972 to 1979. Rundgren brings up her daughter Liv - later revealed to be the biological child of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

1965 Igor Khoroshev (keyboardist for Yes) is born in Moscow, Russia (then part of the Soviet Union).

1973 Bluegrass/country guitarist Clarence White (of The Byrds) dies at 29 after being hit by a drunk driver. He was loading equipment into his car after a gig in Palmdale, California, when he was struck.

2014 Johnny Winter plays the Cahors Blues Festival in France. It's his last performance, as he dies two days later.

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-14-2018 11:14 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 14th


1912 Folk singer/songwriter Woodrow "Woody" Guthrie is born in Okemah, OK. As the composer of "This Land Is Your Land" and other Folk classics, Guthrie was an influence and inspiration for countless musicians including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer and John Mellencamp.

1987 Daniel "Dan" Coulter Reynolds, the frontman for Imagine Dragons, is born is Las Vegas.

2015 3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold has a concert goer ejected after seeing him push a woman out of his way near the stage at a concert in Broomfield, CO. Arnold stops the show to call the man out. "Hey, hey homie. You don't hit a woman!" Security does the rest.

2017 For the first time in more than a decade, Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Zakk Wylde tour together. The first stop is in Oshkosh, WI. Their partnership began in ’87.

2017 Adrenaline Mob bassist David Zablidowsky (David Z) is killed in an accident near Micanopy, FL. The band’s RV is on the side of the road to fix a flat tire when it is struck by a tractor-trailer. Others are seriously injured.

source: rockintown

CrazyConnie 07-14-2018 11:21 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July14th


1984 - Philippe Wynne, a former lead singer of the Spinners, died of a heart attack while on stage in Oakland, CA

1987 - "U Got The Look" by Prince was released.


source: onthisday

CrazyConnie 07-14-2018 01:37 PM

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This Day In Music History: July 14th


Some albums released....


1970 ● Supertramp —— Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock

1977 ● Billy Preston —— A Whole New Thing ► Soul-Funk

1986 ● Bob Dylan —— Knocked Out Loaded ► Folk-Rock

1992 ● Megadeth —— Countdown To Extinction ► Heavy Metal

1998 ● The Knack —— Zoom ► Power Pop

1998 ● The Tragically Hip —— Phantom Power ► Folk-Rock

2009 ● Judas Priest —— A Touch Of Evil: Live ► Heavy Metal

2009 ● David Bowie —— VH1 Storytellers ► Glam Rock


source: drrocksblog&roll

CrazyConnie 07-15-2018 03:27 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 15th


1973, The Edgar Winter Group, Sly & The Family Stone, Canned Heat, Lindisfarne and The Kinks all appeared at The Great Western Express festival at White City, west London. With his wife having recently walked out of their marriage, taking their young children with her, Ray Davies of The Kinks announces from the stage that he is sick of the whole thing and is retiring. He then walks into a local hospital and collapses from an overdose of tranquillizers.

1989, Pink Floyd appeared in Canal di San Marco, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy on a floating stage. Over 200,000 people attended the gig (almost double the number authorities had planned for) causing damage to buildings and bridges. The cleaning of the area after the concert was said to be around £25,000 and the concert was broadcast live on TV to over 20 countries with an estimated audience of almost 100 million. Two Venice councillors were later ordered to stand trial for the costs incurred by the concert.

1998, Aerosmith were forced to cancel a forthcoming US tour after Joey Kramer was involved in a freak accident. The drummer's car set on fire and was completely destroyed as he was filling up with petrol. He was admitted to hospital with second-degree burns.

source: thisdayinmusic

CrazyConnie 07-15-2018 03:36 AM

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This Day In Rock History: July 15th


1945 Peter Lewis (rhythm guitarist for Moby Grape) is born in Los Angeles, California, to actress Loretta Young and writer-producer Tom Lewis.

1947 Peter Banks (guitarist for Yes) is born Peter William Brockbanks in Chipping Barnet, North London, England.

1948 Thomas Delmer Pyle is born in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1974, under the name Artimus Pyle, he joins the band Lynyrd Skynyrd. His musical career with Skynyrd earns him induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

David Pack (frontman for Ambrosia) is born in Huntington Park, California.

1952 Jeff Carlisi (guitarist for .38 Special) is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1956 Joe Satriani is born in Westbury, New York.

1956 Marky Ramone (drummer for The Ramones) is born Marc Steven Bell in Brooklyn, New York.

1956 Ian Curtis is born in Macclesfield, England. In 1976 he joins Joy Division, one of the most influential and critically acclaimed UK alternative bands. Following the singer's death in May 1980, the remaining members of the band continue to write and perform as New Order.

1991 Warrant lead singer Jani Lane marries Bobbie Brown, the girl from the "Cherry Pie" video. They divorce two years later.

2016 As he's done since 1972, Alice Cooper announces he's running for president, this time with the campaign slogan "A Troubled Man for Troubled Times." His platform includes "Adding Lemmy to Mount Rushmore" and "Getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC." He loses to Donald Trump, but gains more exposure for his song "Elected."

source: calendarsongfacts

CrazyConnie 07-15-2018 03:41 AM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: July 15th



1966 Jason Bonham, the son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, is born in Dudley, U.K. He filled in for his late father on the rare Led Zeppelin reunion shows, fronted a band named after him (Bonham) and was in Black Country Communion.

2017 The Eagles perform at the first Classic West festival with Country music star Vince Gill, helping fill the void left by the passing of Glenn Frey. Frey's son Deacon also performs with the band. Bob Seger contributes vocals on "Heartache Tonight.” The L.A. appearance is The Eagles' first full concert since Frey’s death in ‘16.

source: rockintown

CrazyConnie 07-15-2018 03:51 AM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Music History: July 15th


Some albums released....

1966 ● The Yardbirds —— Roger The Engineer ► Blues Rock

1972 ● Neil Diamond —— Moods ► Pop-Rock

1973 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— We’re An American Band ► Hard Rock

1980 ● Donnie Iris —— Back On The Streets ► Pop-Rock

1982 ● America —— A View From The Ground ► Folk-Rock

1983 ● Big Country —— The Crossing ► New Wave/Alt. Pop-Rock

1986 ● Lionel Richie —— Dancing On The Ceiling ► Soul-Dance

2003 ● April Wine —— Greatest Hits Live ► Arena Rock

2004 ● Eric Clapton —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock

2008 ● John Mellencamp —— Life, Death, Love And Freedom ► Roots Rock

2014 ● Loverboy —— Unfinished Business ► Arena Rock

source: drrocksblog&roll

CrazyConnie 07-17-2018 04:11 PM

Re: This Day In Rock History
 
This Day In Rock History: July 16th


1966, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton formed Cream the three piece group only lasted 2 years, leaving behind some classic recordings including ‘Sunshine of Your Love,’ ‘Badge,’ ‘Strange Brew,’ and ‘White Room.’

1967, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, David Blue, Mike Settle, Tom Paxton and Eric Andersen all appeared at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

1981, US singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, who had success in the 70s with 'Taxi’, ‘W-O-L-D’ and a No. 1 ‘Cat’s In The Cradle’, was killed aged 38 suffering a cardiac arrest while driving on a New York expressway. His car was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer, causing the gas tank to explode.

1993, The first of the three day Phoenix festival in England started, featuring Sonic Youth, Faith No More, The Black Crowes, Julian Cope, Pop Will Eat Itself, Radiohead, Living Colour, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, tickets £49.

2012, Jon Lord the former keyboard player with Deep Purple, died aged 71. Lord was a co-founder of Deep Purple in 1968 and co-wrote many of the group's songs including Smoke On The Water. He also played with bands including Whitesnake. He had been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer since last August.

2014, Blues guitarist Johnny Winter died at the age of 70 in Zurich, just days after playing at the Lovely Days Festival in Austria. Winter, who was instantly recognisable by his long white hair, worked with some of the greatest bluesmen, producing several albums for his childhood hero Muddy Waters - with whom he won a number of Grammys.

source: thisdayinmusic


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