This Week In Music History Week 1

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This Week In Music History Week 1

Postby Vallikat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:06 am

Hi there - Here are some of the music history and birthday stories for the week of August 20 - 26th. The source I used for this week is https://calendar.songfacts.com:


2016: Former 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts is found dead in a Wisconsin hotel room at age 38, presumably from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
2016: Tom Searle of the band Architects dies of skin cancer at age 28.
2012: Edgy alt band Green Day continues its hip appeal by partnering with the smash hit video game "Angry Birds." A special 10-level edition of the game, featuring Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool as green pigs, is launched by video game maker Rovio and players can even unlock a new Green Day song from the tenth level of the game.
2011: Jazz singer Ross Barbour (of The Four Freshmen) dies of cancer in Simi Valley, California, at age 82.
2009: Keyboardist/bassist Larry Knechtel (of Bread) dies of a heart attack in Yakima, Washington, at age 69.
2005 On what would have been Phil Lynott's 56th birthday, a concert is held in Dublin featuring Thin Lizzy members Brian Downey, Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. Eric Bell, the original lead guitarist with Thin Lizzy, and Gary Moore share the lead on the classic "Whiskey In The Jar."
1987: Lindsey Buckingham, who helped turn Fleetwood Mac into one of the biggest-selling groups of the '70s, leaves the group after refusing to tour behind its latest album, Tango In The Night.
1981: Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott appears at Kingston Crown Court where he is fined £200 for possessing cocaine.
1979: Bob Dylan, a recent convert to Christianity, releases the faith-driven album Slow Train Coming.More
1977: The Voyager 2 space probe is launched, carrying with it a "Golden Record" of sounds and images representing Earth.More
1973: The Rolling Stones release "Angie."


Birthdays
1992: Demi Lovato is born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1979: Rod Stewart and his first wife, Alana Hamilton, have a baby girl. Kimberly Stewart grows up to become an actress and model.
1970: Nu-metal pioneer Fred Durst (frontman for Limp Bizkit) is born in Gastonia, North Carolina.
1952: Folk rocker John Hiatt is born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1952: Country singer/guitarist Rudy Gatlin (of The Gatlin Brothers) is born in Olney, Texas.
1952: Doug Fieger (lead singer for The Knack) is born in Oak Park, Michigan.
1949: Bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott (of Thin Lizzy) is born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.
1948: Robert Plant is born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England. Best known at Led Zeppelin's lead singer, he wins the Album of the Year Grammy for Raising Sand, his 2007 collaboration with Alison Krauss.
1947: Trombonist James Pankow (of Chicago) is born in St. Louis, Missouri.
1946: Ralf Hutter (lead singer, keyboardist for Kraftwerk) is born in Krefeld, Rhine Province, Germany.
1944: Blues drummer "Uncle John" Turner (of Johnny Winter's backing band) is born in Beaumont, Texas.
1944: Jon Povey (keyboardist for The Pretty Things) is born in London, England.
1942: Soul superstar Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Tennessee.
1941: Space rock musician Dave Brock (of Hawkwind) is born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England.
1940: John Lantree (bass guitarist for The Honeycombs) is born in Newbury, Berkshire, England.
1935: Country singer/songwriter Justin Tubb is born in San Antonio, Texas, to Texas Troubadour Ernest Tubb.
1934: Country/rock musician "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow (of The Flying Burrito Brothers) is born in South Bend, Indiana.
1931: Paul Robi of The Platters is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1931: Jazz drummer Frank Capp is born in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1926: Jazz trombonist Frank Rosolino is born in Detroit, Michigan.
1924: Jazz vocalist Joya Sherrill is born in Bayonne, New Jersey. Known for "I'm Beginning to See the Light" with Duke Ellington's orchestra.
1923: Country singer Jim Reeves is born in Galloway, Texas. Known for the 1957 hit "Four Walls."
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