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This Day In Rock History – June 27th

This Day In Rock History – June 27th

June 27


The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music in Bath, England welcomes Santana, The Flock, Hot Tuna, Country Joe McDonald, Colosseum, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Dr. John, Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, Canned Heat, It’s a Beautiful Day, Steppenwolf, Johnny Winter, John Mayall with Peter Green, and Led Zeppelin as headliner.  Pink Floyd are also on the bill and debut their new recording, “Atom Heart Mother”, which they announce as the “Amazing Pudding”.
Led Zeppelin Bath Festival Of Blues & Progressive Music - EX tour programme UK ZEPTRBA777774


The Trans-Continental Pop Festival (also known as The Festival Express) traveled on a chartered train through Canada. The acts include the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Buddy Guy Blues Band traveling by train playing shows in places like Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Calgary.

Festival Express - The Trans-Continental Pop Festival | This Day In Music


A band called Smile changes its name to Queen and rock history takes a dramatic new turn.

Smile (band) - Wikipedia


The final shows at New York’s Fillmore East with the Allman Brothers, Johnny & Edgar Winter, The J. Geils Band and Moby Grape.

The Night They Closed the Fillmore Down – Duane Allman



On the eve of The Who’s 2002 US tour, bass player John Entwistle, dies in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He was just 57 years old. Entwistle had been with a stripper, who woke up mid-morning to find Entwistle unresponsive. The Las Vegas medical officials determined that death was the result of a heart attack induced by an undetermined amount of cocaine.


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