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Pink Floyd Founder Turns 70!
Singer, musician, lyricist and activist Roger Waters was born September 6, 1943 in Surrey, England. His father was a teacher and a communist party member and was killed in Italy while serving in the British Army during World War 2. Waters co-founded Pink Floyd in 1965. In the years since, Pink Floyd has sold over 250 Million albums across the globe and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. MSNBC has named Pink Floyd on their list of "The 10 Greatest Rock Bands Ever".
Freddi Mercury's Birthday
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946 in Zanzibar. Mercury would join Brian May and Roger Taylor to form Queen in 1970. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are ranked 17th in VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of All Time while Mercury was chosen the 18th greatest singer by Rolling Stone. Freddie was just 45 years old when he died of complications from aids in 1991. Queen had revealed that a trio of songs featuring Mercury and Michael Jackson will be released later this year. Recorded at Jackson's home studio, the tapes have been locked away in a vault since 1983.
Fleetwood Mac's "White Album" Reaches #1
It's almost instant gratification for Fleetwood Mac after adding Americans Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. On September 4, 1975 the latest incarnation of the legendary group scores a number one album with the self-titled "Fleetwood Mac", sometime referred to as the "White Album". The album produces three top twenty hits and sells over five million copies. It is the tenth album for Fleetwood Mac which originally formed in London in 1967. The four remaining members are currently touring and just released a new 4-song EP.