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Old 02-15-2021, 02:13 PM   #3115
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This Day In Music History: February 13th


1970 On this day, Friday the 13th, Black Sabbath released their debut self-titled studio album on Vertigo records in the UK. Peaking at No.8 on the charts, the album has been recognised as the first main album to be credited with the development of the heavy metal genre.


2002 American country singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings died in his sleep after a lengthy fight with diabetes. He was bassist for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. Released a series of duet albums with Willie Nelson in the late 1970s. Scored the 1980 US No.21 single 'Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard', he was also the narrator on the television series. Member of The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

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1942 Peter Tork (of The Monkees) is born Peter Halsten Thorkelson in Washington, D.C.

1944 Rebop Kwaku Baah (percussionist for Traffic, Wings) is born in Konongo, Ghana.

1950 Peter Gabriel (original lead singer for Genesis) is born in Chobham, Surrey, England.

1952 Ed Gagliardi (original bass player for Foreigner) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1961 Les Warner (drummer for The Cult) is born in London, England.

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1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones, Now! ► Blues-Rock

1973 ● Three Dog Night —— Around The World With Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1976 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! [UK] ► Arena Rock

1990 ● The Black Crowes —— Shake Your Money Maker ► Southern Rock

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2002 English drummer and singer Mick Tucker with glam rock band Sweet died of leukaemia aged 54. Sweet had the 1973 UK No.1 single 'Blockbuster', plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles. He was a founding member of the band Sweetshop in January 1968. "Sweetshop" was shortened to "The Sweet" in 1968.

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1989 Vincent Crane, former keyboardist for The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, died of an overdose of painkillers. His work can be heard on Brown's biggest hit, "Fire".

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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1980 ● Heart —— Bebe Le Strange ► Album Rock


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1944 Mick Avory (drummer for The Kinks) is born in Surrey, England.

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

1947 David Brown (bassist for Santana) is born in Daly City, California.

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.

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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

2000 ● The Who —— BBC Sessions ► British Rock


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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.

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Never knew that....saw them as CTA in 1969 at IU, Bloomington, IN
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1935 Sonny Bono is born in Detroit. He finds success as a producer and record executive before marrying Cher, with whom he forms the duo Sonny & Cher. He is elected to Congress in California, where he serves until the time of his death.

1993 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases The Last Rebel, the band's seventh album, on which Kurt Custer appears for his first time and guitarist Randall Hall for his last.

2013 Guitarist Stanley "Goober Grin" Knight (of Black Oak Arkansas) dies of cancer at age 64.

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2004 Doris Troy, the big voiced singer of the 1963 #10 hit "Just One Look", died of emphysema at the age of 67. She was working as an usherette at the Apollo Theatre when she was discovered by James Brown and went on to work with The Rolling Stones, Humble Pie, Pink Floyd, George Harrison, Dusty Springfield, Nick Drake and Carly Simon.

2015 Leslie Gore, who placed eleven songs on the Billboard Top 40 between 1963 and 1967, including "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn To Cry", She's A Fool" and "You Don't Own Me", died of cancer at the age of 68.

2018 Barbara Ann Alston, vocalist for The Crystals on their hits "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Then He Kissed Me" and "There's No Other Like My Baby", died at the age of 74 after contracting influenza.

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1975 ● T. Rex —— Bolan’s Zip Gun ► Glam Rock

1982 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— The Concert In Central Park ► Folk-Pop

1988 ● Sting —— Nada Como El Sol…. ► Pop-Rock


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1950 Rickey Medlocke, Lynyrd Skynyrd member and frontman of the band Blackfoot, is born in Jacksonville, Florida. He is inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

2014 Bob Casale (rhythm guitarist and keyboardist for Devo) dies of heart failure at age 61.


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1973 The Rock ensemble Free, who reached #2 in the UK and #4 in the US in 1970 with "All Right Now", play their final show at Florida's Hollywood Sportatorium. Vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke will move on to form Bad Company.

1976 The Eagles release their "Greatest Hits 1971 - 1975" album. To this day, it is still one of the best selling records of all time.

2008 Little Richard got a standing ovation from a crowd of 2,400 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville without playing a single note. The 75 year old Rock 'n Roll pioneer was seated at the rear of the auditorium during a concert by The Temptations and The Four Tops when he was introduced by The Temp's Otis Williams.


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1967 ● John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— A Hard Road ► Blues-Rock

1981 ● Eric Clapton —— Another Ticket ► Blues-Rock

1986 ● King Diamond —— Fatal Portrait ► Heavy Metal

2009 ● Eagles —— New Zealand Concert ► Country-Rock

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1948 Keith Knudsen (drummer for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Le Mars, Iowa.

1953 Little River Band drummer Derek Pellicci is born in London.

1953 Robbie Bachman (original drummer for Bachman-Turner Overdrive) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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1973 ● Rory Gallagher —— Blueprint ► Blues-Rock

1974 ● Kiss —— Kiss ► Hard Rock

2003 ● Styx —— Cyclorama ► Prog/Art Rock


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1948 Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is born in Birmingham, England.

1948 Mark Andes, a bass player who does stints in Spirit, Firefall, Canned Heat and Heart, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1949 Eddie Hardin of The Spencer Davis Group is born in London.

1950 Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash is born in London.

1954 Francis Buchholz (bass guitarist for Scorpions) is born in Hannover, Germany.

1980 AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott dies after a night of heavy drinking. The coroner's report lists "acute alcohol poisoning" as the cause of death, classified under "death by misadventure."


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