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August 20 – Today In Rock Music History

August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Robert Plant!

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Musicians Born On August 20

1924 Jim Reeves (He’ll Have to Go)
1941 Tom Coster (Santana)
1947 James Pankow (Chicago)
1948 Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
1951 Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
1952 Doug Fieger (The Knack)

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Deaths On August 20

1988 Leon McAuliffe (pioneer steel guitarist)

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Number 1 In The Charts On August 20

1977 Brotherhood of Man: ‘Angelo’ UK 45
1977 Emotions: ‘Best of My Love’ US 45
1983 Jackson 5: ’18 Greatest Hits’ UK LP
1988 Steve Winwood: ‘Roll With It’ US 45
1988 Steve Winwood: ‘Roll With It’ US LP

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Various Music Events On August 20

1955 Apollo Theatre in Harlem presents Big Joe Turner, Bo Diddley, Five Keys, Heart and Spaniels

1960 Connie Francis begins work on her first movie, ‘Where the Boys Are’

1965 Rolling Stones release ‘Satisfaction’ in UK

1965 Andrew Loog Oldham launches Immediate label, home of Small Faces,
Chris Farlowe and Nice

1966 Beatles are pelted with rubbish and rotten fruit in Memphis as the row regarding John Lennon’s ‘Jesus’ comments goes on

1981 Bruce Springsteen begins a special series of concerts for Vietnam veterans at Los Angeles Arena

1996 Carlos Santana receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.

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May 31 – Today In Rock Music History

June 4, 2010

We Miss You John!

Musician’s Born On May 31

1938 Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary)
1939 Charles Miller (War)
1941 Johnny Paycheck
1944 Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople)
1947 Junior Campbell (Marmalade)
1948 John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
1962 Corey Hart
1963 Wendy Smith (Prefab Sprout)
1964 Darryl McDaniel (Run-D.M.C.)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 31

1975 Freddie Fender: Before the Next Teardrop Falls US 45
1980 Mash: Theme from Mash UK 45
1980 Paul McCartney: McCartney II UK LP
1980 Lips Incorporated: Funky Town US 45
1986 Peter Gabriel: So UK LP

Various Music Events On May 31

1961 Chuck Berry opens Berry Park, an outdoor amusement park in Wentzville (near St. Louis)

1969 John and Yoko record Give Peace a Chance at Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal

1976 The Who perform loudest concert ever at Charlton Athletic football ground, using 76,000-watt PA system

1977 The biggest and most expensive rock tour in history begins as Emerson, Lake and Palmer embark on a worldwide tour, following the release of Works Vol. 1. 125 people begin the tour, including a 70-piece orchestra.

1980 Alabama top US country chart with Tennessee River, beginning a run of 21 consecutive chart toppers.

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The Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

February 19, 2010

The Top 100 Classic Rock Songs According to KZOK 102.5

Beatles has 51 songs, Led Zeppelin 38 and Rolling Stones 36. No one
else even comes close. The Who is at 4th with 24 songs.

Rank Song Artist

1 Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
2 Hey Jude Beatles
3 All Along the Watchtower Hendrix, Jimi
4 Satisfaction Rolling Stones
5 Like A Rolling Stone Dylan, Bob
6 Another Brick In The Wall Pink Floyd
7 Won’t Get Fooled Again Who
8 Hotel California Eagles
9 Layla Derek And The Dominos
10 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
11 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
12 Riders on the Storm Doors
13 Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin
14 Barracuda Heart
15 La Grange ZZ Top
16 Dream On Aerosmith
17 You Really Got Me Van Halen
18 More Than a Feeling Boston
19 Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
20 You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
21 Kashmir Led Zeppelin
22 Lola Kinks
23 Carry on Wayward Son Kansas
24 Tiny Dancer John, Elton
25 Locomotive Breath Jethro Tull
26 I Still Haven’t Found U2
27 Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf
28 Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd
29 Purple Haze Hendrix, Jimi
30 Tom Sawyer Rush
31 Let It Be Beatles
32 Baba O’Riley Who
33 The Joker Miller, Steve
34 Roxanne Police
35 Time Pink Floyd
36 It’s A Long Way to the Top AC/DC
37 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
38 The Chain Fleetwood Mac
39 I’ve Seen All Good People Yes
40 For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield
41 Black Magic Woman Santana
42 Nights in White Satin Moody Blues
43 While My Guitar Gently Weeps Beatles
44 Gimme Shelter Rolling Stones
45 Gold Dust Woman Fleetwood Mac
46 Fortunate Son CCR
47 American Pie McLean, Don
48 Bad Company Bad Company
49 Waitin’ For The Bus/Jesus Just Left ZZ Top
50 Over the Hills and Far Away Led Zeppelin
51 Owner of a Lonely Heart Yes
52 The Logical Song Supertramp
53 A Day in the Life Beatles
54 Sweet Emotion Aerosmith
55 Down On The Corner CCR
56 My Sweet Lord Harrison, George
57 Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door Dylan, Bob
58 Just What I Needed Cars
59 Don’t Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult
60 Behind Blue Eyes Who
61 Do It Again Steely Dan
62 Who Do You Love Thorogood, George
63 From the Beginning ELP
64 Already Gone Eagles
65 Here Comes The Sun Beatles
66 With Or Without You U2
67 Life’s Been Good Walsh, Joe
68 Breakdown (Live Version) Petty, Tom
69 Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd
70 Ramble On Led Zeppelin
71 I’d Love to Change the World Ten Years After
72 Foreplay Longtime Boston
73 Brown Eyed Girl Morrison, Van
74 Back In Black AC/DC
75 You Can’t Always Get What You Rolling Stones
76 Take It Easy Eagles
77 Sgt. Pepper/With A Little Help Beatles
78 We Will Rock You/We Are the Queen
79 Dancing Days Led Zeppelin
80 Turn the Page Seger, Bob
81 All Right Now Free
82 Black Water Doobie Brothers
83 Oh Well Fleetwood Mac
84 Me and Bobby McGee Joplin, Janis
85 Rocket Man John, Elton
86 Ohio CSN&Y
87 You Really Got Me Kinks
88 Bloody Well Right Supertramp
89 Dirty Deeds AC/DC
90 Aqualung Jethro Tull
91 The Wind Cries Mary Hendrix, Jimi
92 Burnin’ for You Blue Oyster Cult
93 Moving in Stereo/All Mixed Up Cars
94 House of the Rising Sun Animals
95 Bargain Who
96 Maybe I’m Amazed McCartney, Paul
97 Bennie & The Jets John, Elton
98 Dust in the Wind Kansas
99 Rock ‘n Roll Hootchie Koo Derringer, Rick
100 Crazy On You Heart

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Led Zeppelin – Feature

January 11, 2010

Whole lotta rush for Zep tickets

September 16, 2007

Man I should really register for this Led Zeppelin ticket lottery. If only I lived in London – that shouldn’t really stop me though hmmmmmmm…

Check it out http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/13/ledzeppelin.tickets/index.html

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