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Today in Rock: May 12

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Today in Rock: May 12
Today in Rock: May 12
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Lloyd Knibb
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1948 and 2011.

On this day in 1948 Steve Winwood future musician for Traffic, Blind Faith and The Spencer Davis Group is born in Birmingham, England.

On this day in 1958 The Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream" hits number one in the United States (for the first of five weeks).

On this day in 1959 Billy Duffy future guitarist and songwriter for The Cult is born in Manchester, England.

On this day in 1967 Pink Floyd stages the first-ever rock concert with quadraphonic sound at Queen Elizabeth Hall in England. Also on this day Procol Harum releases “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”. Additionally, a British radio station debuts The Beatles' “Sgt. Pepper” album in its entirety. Finally, on this day the first Jimi Hendrix album, Are You Experienced? is released. It includes "Foxy Lady," "Hey Joe" and "Purple Haze."

On this day in 1971 Jerry Lee Lewis is granted a divorce from Myra Gale Brown, who was the daughter of his bass-player cousin. She was just 13 when they wed.

On this day in 1972 The Rolling Stones release the platter Exile On Main Street.

On this day in 1973 Led Zeppelin’s platter Houses of the Holy hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1977 The Sex Pistols sign their third recording contract in less than six months with Virgin Records.

On this day in 1981Debbie Harry announces that she's going to record a solo album, while continuing to work with Blondie.

On this day in 2008 4AD Records release Bon Iver's debut disc, For Emma, Forever Ago, in the UK.

On this day in 2011 Lloyd Knibb, drummer for The Skatalites, dies at the age of 80.

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