Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1942, Holmes ?Sterling? Morrison songwriter and guitarist with The Velvet Underground.

Born today in 1945, Chris Copping bass and keyboards with Procol Harum.

Today in 1970, ?Edwin Starr’s ?War? went to number 1 on the US singles charts.

Died today in 1976, singer, songwriter and guitarist Jimmy Reed aged 50. A big influence on many blues based rock groups.

Today in 1987, ?Def Leppard went to number 1on the UK album charts with ?Hysteria?.

Today in 1987, Los Lobos went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?La Bamba?.

Today in 1989, The Rolling Stones released the album??Steel Wheels?.

Died today in 2011, ?singer, songwriter and guitarist?David “Honeyboy” Edwards of heart failure in Chicago, Illinois, aged 96.

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