Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1944, Charles ?Chuck? Colbert vocals and bass with The American Breed.

Born today in 1950, Micky Moody songwriter and guitarist with Juicy Lucy and Whitesnake (among others).

Today in 1975, Rod Stewart went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Atlantic Crossing?

Today in 1986, Steve Winwood went to number 1 in the US with “Higher Love”.

Died today in 1988, Thomas “Papa Dee” Allen percussionist, saxophonist and vocalist with War. He collapsed onstage during a performance in California and died of a brain aneurysm aged 58.

Died today in 1995, Sterling Morrison (Holmes Sterling Morrison) songwriter, guitarist and founding member of the Velvet Underground of cancer one day after his 53rd birthday.

Today in rock history is a daily post where you can come and listen to a compilation of rock songs as put together daily by our very own rock historian, Nechtan, while you catch up on the news of the day here.

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