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B.T.O. Calls It Quits Today In 1977

August 13, 1977, was a sad day for Canadian rockers they were shocked to hear the news that Bachman-Turner Overdrive were breaking up. The band with its roots originating when Randy Bachman started the group after he left The Guess Who.

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It Was 23 Years Ago Metallica Unleashes The Black Album

On this day in 1991, Metallica released their ‘Black Album’. The collection of tunes was the bands fifth studio album. Since it came on the market it’s sold at least 16 million copies here in the U.S.A .and over 25 million copies worldwide.

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The Beatles Hit The Street 45 Years Ago

The photo shoot for one of the most well known album covers took place today August 8, 1969 in London. Scottish photographer Iain McMillan, positioned himself on a step ladder in the middle of the street called Abbey Road and shot six pictures of The Beatles during the ten minute session.

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Aerosmith And The J. Geils Band In Concert At Fenway Park
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Peter Wolf Goes For A Piece Of Hollywood In 1974

One of my favorite rock and rollers Peter Wolf lead singer of The J. Geils Band did something I found hard to believe when I heard the news back in 1974. It was on this day July 7th forty years ago Peter married actress Faye Dunaway.

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Steven Tyler Down And Out In South Dakota 5 Years Ago

August 6, 2009, wasn’t a good day for Steven Tyler. During a concert in Sturgis, South Dakota, Steven fell off the stage. The Aerosmith lead singer fell onto a couple of fans and suffered neck and shoulder injuries.

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The Beatles Show A New Musical Side 48 Years Ago

On this day in 1966, The Beatles let the world know that they had entered a new chapter with the release of the album Revolver. This collection of Beatle songs shows the band exploring, experimenting and expanding their musical abilities.

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Janis Joplin With Big Brother Open The Fillmore West 46 Years Ago

It was on this day July 16,1968 that Bill Graham opened one of the most famous rock concert venues of all time the Fillmore West in San Francisco. Up until this time the hall went by the name the Carousel Ballroom. Big Brother & the Holding Company and Sly & the Family Stone were on the bill that night.

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Sunshine Gone For Cream 46 Years Ago

July 10,1968, Eric Clapton announced that Cream would break-up after their current tour. The bands third album, Wheels of Fire, was the world's first platinum-selling double album and Cream was being called by many the world's first successful supergroup.

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In 1956 Young Females Are Inspired To Perform Obscene Dances

Check this out from the early moments of Rock and Roll. It was on July 9th in 1956; Bill Haley and His Comets were denied permission to play at the Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City.

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Queen Debuts 44 Years Ago

A big day back in time for all you lovers of Queen rock and roll. It was on June 27, 1970, the band played the first show as Queen at Truro City Hall in Cornwall, England.

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Rolling Stones Guitarist Mick Taylor Makes His Debut

Guitarist Mick Taylor makes his performance debut with the Rolling Stones in Rome on this day in 1969. He replaced Brian Jones who later drowns on July 3. He is widely acknowledged as the most technically accomplished musician ever to perform as one of the Rolling Stones. His time with the band would be short-lived.

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Eric Clapton Makes Rock And Roll Auction History

June 24, 2004 at Christie’s auction in New York City, Eric Clapton’s Fender Stratocaster guitar Eric nicknamed “Blackie” sold for $959,500. This amount of money made it the most expensive guitar in the world.

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