Classic Rock Almanac July 10, 2016


2010-Pink Floyd‘s Roger Waters and David Gilmour give a surprise reunion performance at a benefit in Oxfordshire, England, playing three Floyd songs together — “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb,” and “Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two),” plus a cover of “To Know Him Is to Love Him.”

2004-The annual Ozzfest summer tour kicks off in Hartford, Connecticut with headliners Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Slipknot and others.

2001-Ozzy Osbourne‘s wife (and manager) Sharon says he plans to boycott the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion in Devore, California due to the traffic jams that delayed fans getting into Ozzfest.

1993-Bob Seger marries his third wife, Juanita Dorricott.

1986-Grateful Dead guitarist and spiritual leader Jerry Garcia lapses into a diabetic coma. He recovers and is released from the hospital a couple of weeks later.

1979-Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison for income-tax evasion. He was convicted of underpaying the IRS by $200,000 in 1973.

1971-The first Bruce Springsteen Band, which consists of some members of a previous group called Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom, is unveiled at a college gig in Lincroft, New Jersey.

1969-Brian Jones, who had recently been drummed out of The Rolling Stones, is buried at Priory Road Cemetery in Cheltenham, England. All of his bandmates except Mick Jagger attend the service.

1968-Eric Clapton announces that Cream will disband following a farewell tour that may have any claim regarding payments for streaming use of those cuts.

1965-The Rolling Stones‘ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” hits number-one in the U-S, where it stays for four weeks.


Dave Smalley – 67 years old
The Raspberries bassist-guitarist played on “Go All the Way” and “I Wanna Be With You.”  Born in 1949.

Arlo Guthrie – 69 years old
The singer-songwriter son of the late folk music legend Woody Guthrie is best known for his own “Alice’s Restaurant” –the film version of which he starred in — and a Top 20 cover of Steve Goodman‘s “City of New Orleans.”  Born in 1947.

Denny Seiwell – 73 years old
Ex-Wings drummer.  Born in 1943.

Ronnie James Dio (Padavona) – Died in 2010
The singer fronted Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, RainbowElf and a few lesser known bands in a career that lasted over 50 years and helped define heavy metal. He died of stomach cancer on May 16th, 2010 at 67.  Born in 1942.



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