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Gravdigr 10-20-2017 11:14 AM

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October 20

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On October 20, 1977, a Convair CV-240 chartered by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from L&J Company of Addison, Texas, ran out of fuel and crashed in Gillsburg, Mississippi, near the end of its flight from Greenville, South Carolina, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Lead vocalist/founding member Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines, backing vocalist Cassie Gaines (Steve's older sister), assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray all died as a result of the crash. Twenty others survived.

Forty years.

Gravdigr 10-24-2017 04:10 PM

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October 24

1966, Newsweek interviewed The Monkees.

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They are asked how the music is created. Singer Davy Jones tells them, "This isn't a rock 'n' roll group. This is an act."

Undertoad 10-24-2017 04:21 PM

How is the music created? Well first it's written by professionals. :D

Gravdigr 10-27-2017 11:48 AM

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October 27

Today is the 300th day of the year.

There are 65 days remaining in the year.

There are 58 days until Christmas.


1964, 31 year old Salvatore Philip Bono married 18 year old Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere. For a time they performed together as Caesar and Cleo

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before changing the name of their act to Sonny and Cher. Their union lasted 12 years.

1969, Muddy Waters was seriously injured in a car crash in Champagne, Illinois. Three people were killed in the accident.

1975, After releasing the single and album Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen had the rare honor of simultaneous covers

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on both Time and Newsweek magazines in the US.

1980, Former T Rex member Steve Took,

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choked to death on a cherry stone, after some magic mushrooms he had eaten, numbed all sensation in his throat, he was 31.

1980, Mark David Chapman bought a five-shot .38 special for $169. Six weeks later he used it to kill John Lennon.

Gravdigr 10-28-2017 01:49 PM

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October 28

1956 Elvis Presley

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receives a polio vaccination on national TV. This single event is credited with raising immunization levels in the United States from 0.6% to over 80% in just six months.

Gravdigr 10-29-2017 09:33 AM

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November 20, 1946 - October 29, 1971


On October 29, 1971, while the band was on a break from touring and recording, Duane Allman was riding his Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle at high speed on Hillcrest Avenue, in the western part of Macon, GA. As he approached Bartlett Street, a flatbed truck carrying a lumber crane stopped suddenly in the intersection, forcing him to swerve sharply. He struck either the back of the truck or the ball on the lumber crane and was thrown from the motorcycle, which landed on top of him and skidded another 90 feet with him pinned underneath it, crushing his internal organs. He was alive when he was brought to a hospital, but despite immediate medical treatment, he died several hours later from massive internal injuries.

Clodfobble 10-29-2017 09:46 AM

My dad watched a guy on a motorcycle lose his leg in a moderate-speed accident that was not the motorcyclist's fault. He was sitting at the intersection on his own motorcycle as he watched it happen. And that's when he decided to get rid of his motorcycle.

Gravdigr 11-07-2017 01:36 PM

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Leonard Cohen

September 21, 1934 - November 7, 2016

Gravdigr 11-09-2017 12:44 PM

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November 9

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1967 The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published. It costs 25 cents.

xoxoxoBruce 11-10-2017 01:14 AM

Rolling Stone got yuge, thick with in depth reporting. Now it's a shadow of it's former self, two or three dozen pages of mostly ads. :(

Gravdigr 11-15-2017 01:19 PM

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November 15

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1992 - Ozzy Osbourne announced his retirement from touring after a gig in California, saying "Who wants to be touring at 46?"

Behold, the now-68-year-old Osbourne's tour schedule.:devil:

Gravdigr 11-24-2017 01:07 PM

On this date in 1991 the music world lost both Freddie Mercury (age 45), lead singer for Queen, and Eric Carr (age 41), drummer, at the time, for KISS.

Mercury died from complications from AIDS, while Carr passed from cancer, with tumors invading his heart and lungs.

Also dying on this date, in 1993, was Albert Collins, blues guitarist times 10, also from cancer.

Gravdigr 11-27-2017 12:27 PM

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November 27, 1942

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Born on this date to Al & Lucille Hendrix, a son, Johnny Allen.


lumberjim 11-28-2017 11:18 AM

I thought his name was James Marshall Hendrix. Learn something every day

Gravdigr 11-28-2017 02:33 PM

Wiki says he changed his name to James Marshall, but, was born Johnny Allen.

I tripped over it, too.

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