Today in rock history

Today in rock history:

Born today in 1942, Chip Douglas (Douglas Hatlelid) songwriter and bass with The Turtles and producer for The Monkees.

Born today in 1944, Tim Bogert (John Bogert III) bassist with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and Beck, Bogert and Appice.

Born today in 1950, Philip ?Neil? Murray, bass with several groups including Whitesnake and Black Sabbath along with considerable session work for many acts.

Born today in 1953, Alex Lifeson (Aleksandar Zivojinovic) songwriter and guitarist with Rush.

Born today in 1956, Glen Matlock original bass and songwriter with The Sex Pistols.

Today in 1982, Robert Plant was awarded a gold record for his debut solo album ?Pictures at Eleven?.

Died today in 1990, singer, songwriter and guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan in a helicopter crash aged 35.

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