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    WEEK 21st - 31st AUGUST


    August 29, 1966 : "THE BEATLES" perform their last show in the U.S. in San Francisco.

    August 28, 1973 : "DEEP PURPLE"'s "Smoke On The Water" goes gold.

    August 27, 1990 : in Alpine Valley, WI, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN is killed in a helicopter crash, along with three members of ERIC CLAPTON's band.

    August 27, 1978 : Jon Lord joins "WHITESNAKE".

    August 26, 1967 : JIMI HENDRIX releases "Purple Haze".

    August 26, 1970 : JIMI HENDRIX performs his last concert on the Isle Of Wight.

    August 23, 1980 : "AC/DC"'s "Black In Black",enters the charts - their first album with new lead singer Brian Johnson.

    August 22, 1979 : "LED ZEPPELIN"'s "In Through The Out Door" enters the charts at #1.

    Posted on 2008-08-23 00:37:21 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 21st - 31st AUGUST (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    August 21, 1904, Count Basie
    August 21, 1941, Tom Coster (Santana)
    August 21, 1944, Jackie DeShannon
    August 21, 1952, Joe Strummer (John Mellors) (Clash)
    August 22, 1917, John Lee Hooker
    August 22, 1939, Fred Milano (Belmonts)
    August 22, 1942, Joseph Chambers (Chambers Brothers)
    August 22, 1947, Donna Godchaux (Grateful Dead)
    August 22, 1958, Ian Mitchell (Bay City Rollers)
    August 22, 1958, Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
    August 22, 1961, Roland Orzabal (Tears for Fears)
    August 22, 1963, Tori Amos
    August 22, 1963, James DeBarge (DeBarge)
    August 23, 1936, Rudy Lewis (Drifters)
    August 23, 1942, David (Roger Greenway) (David & Jonathan)
    August 23, 1942, Anthony Micale (Reflections)
    August 23, 1947, Keith Moon (The Who)
    August 23, 1949, Rick Springfield
    August 23, 1951, Mark Hudson (Hudson Brothers)
    August 23, 1960, Steve Clark (Def Leppard)
    August 23, 1961, Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
    August 24, 1929, William Winfield (Harptones)
    August 24, 1938, David Freiberg (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
    August 24, 1938, Mason Williams
    August 24, 1939, Ernie Wright (Little Anthony and the Imperials)
    August 24, 1941, Kenny Rogers
    August 24, 1943, John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
    August 24, 1944, Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
    August 24, 1944, James Brady (Sandpipers)
    August 24, 1945, Randy Silverman (Vito & The Salutations)
    August 24, 1945, Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
    August 24, 1945, Malcolm Duncan (Average White Band)
    August 25, 1949, Gene Simmons (Kiss)
    August 25, 1942, Walter Williams (O'Jays)
    August 25, 1950, Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille)
    August 25, 1951, Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
    August 25, 1954, Elvis Costello (Declan MacManus)
    August 25, 1962, Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard)
    August 26, 1941, Chris Curtis (Searchers)
    August 26, 1946, Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson)
    August 26, 1949, Bob Cowsill (Cowsills)
    August 26, 1952, Billy Rush (Asbury Jukes)
    August 27, 1942, Daryl Dragon (The Captain & Tennille)
    August 27, 1944, Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge/Cactus)
    August 27, 1944, Cuba Gooding (Main Ingredient)
    August 27, 1949, Jeff Cook (Alabama)
    August 27, 1953, Alex Lifeson (Rush)
    August 27, 1956, Glenn Matlock (Sex Pistols)
    August 28, 1931, John Perkins (Crewcuts)
    August 28, 1943, Honey Lantree (Honeycombs)
    August 28, 1943, David Soul
    August 28, 1948, Daniel Seraphine (Chicago)
    August 28, 1951, Wayne Osmond (Osmonds)
    August 29, 1920, Charlie Parker
    August 29, 1924, Dinah Washington
    August 29, 1942, Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground)
    August 29, 1943, Dick Halligan (Blood Sweat & Tears)
    August 29, 1953, Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult)
    August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson
    August 29, 1969, Me'Shell NdegeOcello
    August 30, 1935, John Phillips (Mamas and Papas)
    August 30, 1941, John McNally (Searchers)
    August 31, 1939, Jerry Allison (Crickets)
    August 31, 1945, Van Morrison
    August 31, 1957, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze)
    August 31, 1957, Gina Schock (Go-Go's)
    August 31, 1970, Debbie Gibson
    Posted on 2008-08-23 00:34:21 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 11th - 20th AUGUST


    August 18, 1986 : "BON JOVI" release "Slippery When Wet".

    August 17, 1984 : "W.A.S.P." release their debut full-length.

    August 17, 1986 : "DEF LEPPARD" drummer Rick Allen plays his first UK gig since losing his left arm in a car accident.

    August 17, 1968 : "DEEP PURPLE" release their "Hush" album.

    August 16, 1977 : ELVIS PRESLEY dies.

    August 15, 1969 : the first Woodstock festival begins.

    August 14, 1989 : "BON JOVI"s "New Jersey" album becomes the first U.S. album to be released legally in the Soviet Union.The Russian record label pays the band with a truckload of firewood since rubles can't leave Russia.

    August 13, 1988 : "IRON MAIDEN" release the single "The Evil That Men Do".

    August 13, 1997 : "WHITESNAKE" release "Starkers In Tokyo".

    August 12, 1877 : Thomas Edison invents the phonograph.

    Posted on 2008-08-11 15:53:00 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 11th - 20th AUGUST (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    August 11, 1942, Michael Huggs (Manfred Mann)
    August 11, 1942, Guy Villari (Regents)
    August 11, 1943, Denis Payton (Dave Clark Five)
    August 11, 1943, Michael James Kale (Guess Who)
    August 11, 1947, Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
    August 11, 1949, Eric Carmen (Raspberries)
    August 11, 1950, Eric Braunn (Iron Butterfly)
    August 11, 1954, Joe Jackson
    August 11, 1957, Richie Ramone (Richie Beau) (Ramones)
    August 11, 1968, Charlie Sexton
    August 12, 1926, Joe Jones
    August 12, 1929, Buck Owens
    August 12, 1949, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
    August 12, 1950, Kid Creole (Thomas August Darnell Browder)
    August 12, 1948, Tony Santini (Sha Na Na)
    August 12, 1959, Suzanne Vega
    August 13, 1951, Dan Fogelberg
    August 14, 1940, Dash Croft (Seals and Crofts)
    August 14, 1941, David Crosby (Byrds/CSN)
    August 14, 1946, Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
    August 15, 1933, Bill Pinckney (Drifters)
    August 15, 1933, Bobby Helms
    August 15, 1950, Tom Aldrich (Black Oak Arkansas)
    August 16, 1942, Barbara George
    August 16, 1945, Gary Liozzo (American Breed)
    August 16, 1946, Gordon Fleet (Easybeats)
    August 16, 1948, Barry Hay (Golden Earring)
    August 16, 1958, Madonna
    August 16, 1953, James 'J.T.' Taylor (Kool and the Gang)
    August 16, 1957, Tim Farriss (INXS)
    August 17, 1920, Georgia Gibbs
    August 17, 1939, Ed Saunders (Fugs)
    August 17, 1942, Tommy West (Cashman & West)
    August 17, 1947, Gary Talley (Box Tops)
    August 17, 1949, Sib Hashian (Boston)
    August 17, 1953, Kevin Rowland (Dexy's Midnight Runners)
    August 17, 1955, Colin Moulding (XTC)
    August 17, 1958, Belinda Carlisle (Go-Go's)
    August 18, 1939, Johnny Preston
    August 18, 1944, Carl Wayne (The Move)
    August 18, 1945, Sara Dash (LaBelle)
    August 18, 1945, Barbara Harris (Toys)
    August 18, 1950, Dennis Elliott (Foreigner)
    August 18, 1957, Ron Strykert, (Men at Work)
    August 19, 1939, Peter "Ginger" Baker (Cream/Blind Faith)
    August 19, 1940, Johnny Nash
    August 19, 1940, Jonathan (Roger Cook) (David & Jonathan)
    August 19, 1943, Billy J. Kramer (William Ashton)(Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas)
    August 19, 1945, Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
    August 19, 1948, Elliott Lurie (Looking Glass)
    August 19, 1951, John Deacon (Queen)
    August 20, 1924, Jim Reeves
    August 20, 1940, John Lantree (Honeycombs)
    August 20, 1942, Isaac Hayes
    August 20, 1947, Jim Pankow (Chicago)
    August 20, 1948, Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
    August 20, 1951, Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
    August 20, 1952, John Hiatt
    August 20, 1952, Doug Fieger (The Knack)
    Posted on 2008-08-11 00:33:31 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th AUGUST


    August 7, 1987 : An L.A. judge throws out a lawsuit against OZZY OSBOURNE filed by the parents of a teenager who committed suicide while listening to the song 'Suicide Solution'.

    August 5, 1974 : All girl rock band "THE RUNAWAYS" is formed.

    August 5, 1985 : YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's "Marching Out" album is released.

    August 4, 1975:  "LED ZEPPELIN"'s vocalist Robert Plant and his family suffer extensive injuries in a car accident delaying the groups fall U.S. tour. It would be two years before they'd return to the U.S.

    August 3, 1987 : "DEF LEPPARD" releases their "Hysteria" LP.

    August 2, 1980 : "DEEP PURPLE" score their third number one album in the UK with "Deepest Purple".

    August 1, 1981 : MTV is launched in an estimated 2.1 million homes. First video: "THE BUGGLES" with "Video Killed The Radio Star".

    Posted on 2008-08-02 03:39:57 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th AUGUST (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    August 1, 1931, Ramblin' Jack Ellott
    August 1, 1943, Jerry Garcia (Jerome John Garcia) (Grateful Dead)
    August 1, 1959, Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
    August 1, 1950, Jim Carroll
    August 1, 1953, Robert Cray
    August 1, 1960, Chuck D. (Public Enemy)
    August 1, 1964, Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)
    August 2, 1937, Garth Hudson (The Band)
    August 2, 1941, Doris Kenner (Shirelles)
    August 2, 1951, Andrew Gold
    August 2, 1961, Apollina (Patty Kotero)
    August 3, 1926, Tony Bennett
    August 3, 1941, Beverly Lee (Shirelles)
    August 3, 1949, B.B. Dickerson (War)
    August 3, 1951, John Graham (Earth, Wind and Fire)
    August 3, 1958, Robert Buck (10,000 Maniacs)
    August 3, 1963, James Hetfield (Metallica)
    August 4, 1936, Elsberry Hobbs (Drifters)
    August 4, 1939, Frankie Ford (Frank Guzzo)
    August 4, 1941, Timi Yuro
    August 4, 1943, David Carr (Fortunes)
    August 4, 1962, Paul Reynolds (A Flock of Seagulls)
    August 5, 1942, Rick Huxley (Dave Clark Five)
    August 5, 1946, Jimmy Webb
    August 5, 1947, Rick Derringer (Richard Zehringer) (McCoys)
    August 5, 1947, Gregory Leskiw (Guess Who)
    August 6, 1952, Pat McDonald (Timbuk 3)
    August 6, 1958, Randy DeBarge (DeBarge)
    August 7, 1936, Charles Pope (Tams)
    August 7, 1942, B.J. Thomas
    August 7, 1958, Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
    August 7, 1960, Jacqui O'Sullivan (Banarama)
    August 8, 1933, Joe Tex
    August 8, 1938, Don Jacobucci (Regents)
    August 8, 1942, Jay David (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show)
    August 8, 1950, Andy Fairweather-Low (Amen Corner)
    August 8, 1961, Rikki Rockett (Poison)
    August 8, 1961, The Edge (David Evans) (U2)
    August 9, 1939, Billy Henderson (Spinners)
    August 9, 1947, Barbara Mason
    August 9, 1955, Benjamin Orr (Cars)
    August 9, 1959, Kurtis Blow
    August 9, 1963, Whitney Houston
    August 10, 1928, Jimmy Dean
    August 10, 1928, Eddie Fisher
    August 10, 1939, Sal Cuomo (Regents)
    August 10, 1940, Bobby Hatfield (Righteous Bros.)
    August 10, 1943, Ronnie Spector (Veronica Bennett)
    August 10, 1945, Lary Larden (Every Mother's Son)
    August 10, 1947, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
    August 10, 1948, Patti Austin
    August 10, 1961, Jon Fariss (INXS)
    August 10, 1968, Michael Bivins (New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe)
    Posted on 2008-08-02 03:36:35 and written by dimitris