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JD's Rock 'n' Roll Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Saturday, October 25, 2014

90 years ago (1924)Rock ’n’ roll session drummer Earl Palmer is born in New Orleans. He becomes perhaps the most recorded drummer in music history. His work will appear on records by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ricky Nelson, the Righteous Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Neil Diamond, Jan and Dean, Tim Buckley, Marvin Gaye, and Randy Newman.
73 years ago (1941)Singer Helen Reddy is born.
70 years ago (1944)Jon Anderson, vocalist for Yes, is born, as is Taffy Danoff of the Starland Vocal Band.
66 years ago (1948)Judas Priest's Glen Tipton is born.
52 years ago (1962)Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is born.
50 years ago (1964)The Rolling Stones make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
50 years ago (1964)The British music industry awards The Beatles five Ivor Novello Awards for 1963. They are: most outstanding contribution to music; She Loves You, most broadcast song and best-selling record; I Want to Hold Your Hand, second best-selling record; and All My Loving second most outstanding song.
45 years ago (1969)Pink Floyd's Ummagumma LP is released.
44 years ago (1970)Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies is born.
43 years ago (1971)The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Fillmore East goes gold just four days before leader Duane Allman loses his life in a motorcycle accident.
41 years ago (1973)John Lennon sues the U.S. government, maintaining that wiretaps and surveillance were employed against him and his lawyer, Leon Wildes. He claims that as a result, his appeal applications in his fight against deportation were prejudiced by U.S. officials.
23 years ago (1991)Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham is killed in a helicopter crash.
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