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Helms Rocks the Holidays and MeatLoaf has seconds in Today’s Rock History!

OCTOBER 29TH IS THE 302ND DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL INTERNET DAY, NATIONAL CAT DAY, NATIONAL OATMEAL DAY, WORLD PSORIASIS DAY AND WORLD STROKE DAY!

1957

Bobby Helms recorded his version of “Jingle Bell Rock”.  Over the years, about 100 other artists also recorded the song.

1977

A 30 year old rocker named Marvin Lee Aday, who uses the stage name Meat Loaf, released his landmark album “Bat Out Of Hell”. Since that time, the LP has sold over 43 million copies worldwide.

1984

Wells Kelly, drummer for Orleans was found dead from asphyxiation at the front door of his hotel. The 35-year-old was on tour with Meatloaf at the time. .

1971

Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer. He was three weeks shy of his 25th birthday.

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