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This Day In Rock – July 27

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This Day In Rock - July 27

1968 The Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb collapsed, suffering from nervous exhaustion as the group were about to set out on their first US tour.

1974 Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” is released in America. At the beginning of the song, Ronnie Van Zant shouts “Turn it up”, asking the producerto turn up the volume in his headphones so that he could hear the track better.

1976 Tina Turner files for divorce from her husband Ike, ending their violent 16-year marriage.
John Lennon finally received his US Green Card, three years after he was ordered to leave by immigration officials.

1979 Alice Cooper’s Indian art store in Scottsdale, Arizona is destroyed by a firebomb.

1990 Bobby Day, known for his 1958 hit “Rockin’ Robin”, died of cancer at the age of 60.

2001 Leon Wilkeson, bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd was found dead in a Florida hotel room. He was 49.

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