Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1938, Jet Black (Brian Duffy) drummer and founding member with The Stranglers.

Born today in 1940, Nik Turner sax,flute and composer with Hawkwind,

Born today in 1944, Maureen “Moe” Tucker songwriter, singer and drummer with The Velvet Underground and solo.

Today in 1965, Sonny & Cher went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?I Got You Babe?, it would be their only UK number 1.

Today in 1967, “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix entered the US singles chart. Iit would peak at number 65.

Today in 1967, Bobbi Gentry went to number 1 in the US with “Ode To Billie Joe”

Today in 1968, “Hey Jude” / “Revolution” became the first Beatles’ single to be released on their own Apple Records.

Today in 1973, 10cc made their live debut at the Palace Lido, Isle of Man.