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1970, The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands forthcoming 'Live At Leeds' album. Since its initial reception, Live at Leeds has been cited by several music critics as the best live rock recording of all time. The University of Leeds refectory, has now been named a national landmark in the UK, commemorated with a blue plaque.

1973, David Bowie collapsed on stage during a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

1986, Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of the television series Miami Vice. Zappa portrayed a crime boss named 'Mr. Frankie.'

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1992 Wayne's World, the motion picture starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, opens in movie theaters across the US. The soundtrack includes cuts from Queen, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.

1996 37 year old Prince Rogers Nelson, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, marries 22 year old backup singer Mayte Garcia.


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1943 Saxophone player Maceo Parker is born in Kinston, North Carolina. He becomes an integral part of James Brown's band, and also plays with Prince.

1950 Heart guitarist Roger Fisher is born.

1972 Blaming burnout, Steppenwolf breaks up for the first time, saying, "We were locked into an image and style of music and there was nothing for us to look forward to." That same day, Los Angeles mayor Sam Yorty declares it "Steppenwolf Day."


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A few albums that was released....


1980 ● Heart —— Bebe Le Strange ► Album Rock

1989 ● Elvis Costello —— Spike ► Alt. Pop-Rock


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1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer. First hit was the 1943 'Straighten Up and Fly Right', had the 1955 US No.2 single 'A Blossom Fell' and 1957 UK No.2 single 'When I Fall In Love' plus over 20 other US & UK Top 40 singles. He is the father of singer Natalie Cole. In 1956 he became the first black American to host a television variety show.

1968, American blues musician Little Walter (Marion Walter Jacobs) died in his sleep aged 37 from injuries incurred in a fight while taking a break from a performance at a nightclub in Chicago. Joining Muddy Waters' band in 1948, he was the first harmonica player to amplify his harp (on the 1951 ‘She Moves Me’) giving it a distorted echoing sound.

1981, American guitarist Mike Bloomfield was found dead in his car in San Francisco from an accidental heroin overdose aged 37. He was a member of the Paul Butterfield band and Electric Flag and had played on Bob Dylan's album Highway 61 Revisited. Bloomfield's Telecaster guitar licks were featured on Dylan's ‘Like a Rolling Stone’, and he appeared onstage with Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival, where Dylan used Bloomfield and the Butterfield Band which marked Dylan's first use of an electric band in a live performance.

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1945 John Helliwell (saxophonist for Supertramp) is born in Todmorden, Yorkshire, England.

1967 Music students at Chicago's DePaul University form a seven-piece rock ensemble called The Big Thing. Later, they would change their name to Chicago Transit Authority, and then, simply, Chicago.

1975 Rush release Fly by Night. It is their second album, following 1974's Rush, but is the first to feature new drummer/lyricist Neil Peart. Partially due to Peart's influence, this album veers from the sound of the band's debut and moves closer to the Progressive styling that eventually makes Rush a legend of the genre.

2006 The gravesite of AC/DC singer Bon Scott in Fremantle Cemetery in Western Australia is classified with a heritage listing.

2016 Prince protégé Vanity dies at age 57 after years of health problems.


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1969 ● The Monkees —— Instant Replay ► Pop-Rock

1974 ● Slade —— Old New Borrowed Blue ► Hard Rock

1974 ● Deep Purple —— Burn ► Hard Rock

1977 ● America —— Harbor ► Folk-Rock

1985 ● Jethro Tull And The London Symphony Orchestra —— A Classic Case ► Symphonic Rock

2000 ● Gov’t Mule —— Life Before Insanity ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock

2000 ● The Cure —— Bloodflowers ► Post-Punk

2000 ● The Who —— BBC Sessions ► British Rock

2005 ● Styx —— The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings ► Prog/Art Rock


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