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Rock B-Days/Today In Rock: July

by on Jul.01, 2016, under ROCK B-DAYS/TODAY IN ROCK

July 1
Willie Dixon - b. 1915 - d. 1/29/92
Debbie Harry (Blondie, Wind in the Willows, solo) - 71
Marc Benno (The Doors, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Lightnin Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rita Coolidge, Asylum Choir) - 69
John Farnham (solo, Little River Band) - 67
Fred Schneider III (The B-52's, The Superions, solo + more) - 65
Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers, actor, screenwriter, House of Blues Founder + more) - 64
Delaney Bramlett (Delaney, Bonnie & Friends + music producer, session musician and music teacher) - b. 1939 - d. 12/27/08
Randall Hall (Running Easy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Randall Hall Band, Allan Collins Band) -
Vito Bratta (White Lion) - 55
Roddy Bottom (Faith No More, Imperial Teen) - 53
Liv Tyler (born Liv Rundgren) (actress) - 38 - Liv was raised by Todd Rundgren and her mother Bebe Buell until she was 11, when she found out that Steven Tyler was her biological father.
Dhani Mansworth‬ ‪(The Treatment) - 23

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Rock B-Days/Today In Rock: June

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June 1
Jim McCarty (Cactus, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Buddy Miles Express, The Rockets, Mystery Train, Hell drivers, also recorded with Jimi Hendrix and Bob Seger) - 71
Ron Wood (Jeff Beck Group, The Faces, The Rolling Stones) - 68 - On his 28th birthday, he performs his first gig with the Rolling Stones.
Mike Levine (Triumph) - 67
Simon Gallup (The Cure) - 56
Alanis Morissette - 42

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It’s the 33rd Anniversary of The US Festival ‘Heavy Metal Day’ – I was there…a recap


It’s the 33rd Anniversary of The US Festival ‘Heavy Metal Day’ – I was there…a recap

Today is the 32nd Anniversary of the 1983 US Festival. The US Festivals (US pronounced like the pronoun, not as initials) were two early 1980s music and culture festivals sponsored by Steve Wozniak, formerly of Apple Computer. The first was held Labor Day weekend in September 1982 and the second was Memorial Day weekend in May 1983. The 1982 US Festival was the first major festival since Cal Jam II that was not a charity concert—it was intended to be celebration of evolving technologies; a marriage of music, computers, television and people. That continued in 1983, even though Wozniak had lost millions on the first US Festival. The festival also had large air-conditioned tents featuring the US Festival Technology Exposition— a dazzling display of then-cutting edge computers, software, and electronic music devices. Also making a debut were installations of "out-door rain" - perforated pvc nozzles that sprayed water to fight the fierce hundred degree heat. read more...

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Rock B-Days/Today in Rock History: May

by on May.01, 2016, under ROCK B-DAYS/TODAY IN ROCK

Rock Birthdays:
May 1:
Judy Collins - 77
Jerry Weiss (Blood Sweat & Tears, Ambergris, Al Kooper) - 70
Jim Clench (April Wine, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Loverboy) - b. 1949 - d. 11/3/10
Glen Ballard (songwriter and record producer – has worked with or had songs played by Van Halen, Aerosmith, Stevie Nicks, Toto, P.O.D., Ringo Starr, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R., Goo Goo Dolls, Michael Jackson, Pointer Sisters, Patti Austin, Evelyn King, Teddy Pendergrass, Christina Aguilera, Wilson Phillips, Sheena Easton, Annie Lennox + many more. He won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture for the song "Believe" (The Polar Express) - 63
Felix Hanemann (Zebra, Harry Slash & The Slashtones, Hindenberg) - 63
Bruno Ravel (Danger Danger) - 52
Johnny Colt (The Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rock Star Supernova, Brand New Immortals, Train) - 50
D'Arcy Wretsky-Brown (Smashing Pumpkins, Filter) - 48
Mark “Gus” Scott (Trixter) - 48

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Rock B-Days/Today In Rock History: April

by on Apr.01, 2016, under ROCK B-DAYS/TODAY IN ROCK

Rock Birthdays
April 1
Adolph Rickenbacker - b. 1886 - d. 3/76
Johny Barbata (The Sentinals, The Turtles, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, many others) - 71
Ronnie Laine (Faces) - b. 1946 - d. 6/4/97
Henry Gross (Sha Na Na, solo) - 65
Jeff Porcaro (Toto, session drummer) - b. 1954 - d. 4/5/92
Eric Meyer (Dark Angel) - 50
Jesse Tobias (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alanis Morissette, Splendid, Morrissey) - 44
Michael Poulson (Volbeat) - 41
Adrian Patrick (Otherwise) -
Arejay Hale (Halestorm) - 28

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