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Old 03-17-2019, 12:43 PM   #955
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1968 The posthumously released Otis Redding single '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay' started a five week run at No.1 on the US chart, (a No.3 hit the UK). Otis was killed in a plane crash on 10th December 1967 three days after recording the song. 'Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay', became the first posthumous No.1 single in US chart history and sold over four million copies worldwide.

2015 Andy Fraser songwriter and bass guitarist with Free died of a heart attack caused by Atherosclerosis in California aged 62. The London-born musician became a founding member of the British group when he was just 15 and went on to write most of the material with lead singer Paul Rodgers, including Free's 1970 hit 'All Right Now', 'My Brother Jake' and 'The Stealer'. Fraser also penned 'Every Kinda People', a hit for Robert Palmer as well as songs for Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Rod Stewart and Paul Young.

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Old 03-17-2019, 12:47 PM   #956
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1979 - Twisted Sister became the first band to sell out New York City's Palladium without ever releasing a record. The band did not sign a record deal until 3 years later.

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1973 ● T. Rex —— Tanx ► Glam Rock

1976 ● Marvin Gaye —— I Want You ► Soul – Motown

1978 ● REO Speedwagon —— You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can’t Tuna Fish ► Arena Rock

1981 ● The Who —— Face Dances ► British Rock

1999 ● Jeff Beck —— Who Else! ► Instrumental Rock


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1957 Elvis Presley bought the Graceland mansion from Mrs Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500. (60,295). The 23 room, 10,000 square foot home, on 13.8 acres of land, would be expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before Elvis moved in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been a place of worship, used by the Graceland Christian Church and was named after the builder's daughter, Grace Toof.


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2010 Alex Chilton, the lead singer for The Box Tops on their Billboard Top Ten hits "The Letter" and "Cry Like A Baby", died following a heart attack. He was 59.


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1941 Paul Kantner, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane, is born in San Francisco.

1944 John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful is born in New York City.

1951 Scott Gorham (of Thin Lizzy, Supertramp) is born in Glendale, California.

1967 Billy Corgan (frontman for The Smashing Pumpkins) is born in Elk Grove Village, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

1990 Ric Grech, bass player in Traffic and Blind Faith, dies of a brain hemorrhage at age 43.

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1967 ● Grateful Dead —— The Grateful Dead ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)

1969 ● The Rascals —— Freedom Suite ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1977 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 1 ► Prog. Rock

1979 ● Bad Company —— Desolation Angels ► Hard Rock

1990 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Just Say Ozzy ► Hard Rock

1992 ● Twisted Sister —— Big Hits and Nasty Cuts: The Best of Twisted Sister ► Hair Metal

1998 ● Van Halen —— Van Halen III ► Hard Rock

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2001 American singer, guitarist, and songwriter John Phillips of Mamas and The Papas died of heart failure aged 65. His first band, The Journeymen, were a folk trio, Mamas and The Papas had the US No.1 'Monday, Monday'. Phillips was married to Michelle Gilliam, they had one child together, Chynna Phillips, vocalist of the 1990s pop trio Wilson Phillips. His second solo album was released on Rolling Stones records and featured Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood.

2017 Chuck Berry died aged 90. The American guitarist, singer and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as 'Maybellene' (1955), 'Roll Over Beethoven' (1956), 'Rock and Roll Music' (1957) and 'Johnny B. Goode' (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive.

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1941 Wilson Pickett is born in Prattville, Alabama.

1950 John Hartman (original drummer for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Falls Church, Virginia.

1963 Jeff LaBar (guitarist for Cinderella) is born in Darby, Pennsylvania.

1966 Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is born in Tacoma, Washington.

1979 Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is born in Los Angeles.

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Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Santana and Heart are among the performers at California Jam II at the Ontario Motor Speedway. An estimated 350,000 rock fans attend the largest festival of the decade. The original California Jam was four years earlier. 1978

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