Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today 1949 , Gene Simmons (Chaim Witz) songwriter, bass and co-vocals with Kiss.

Born today in 1950, Willy DeVille (William Paul Borsey Jr) singer, songwriter and guitarist with Mink Deville and solo.

Born today in 1951, Rob Halford songwriter and singer with Judas Priest.

Born today in 1952, Geoff Downes songwriter and keyboards with The Buggles, Asia and Yes.

Born today in 1954, Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus) singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with his group The Attractions and solo.

Born today in 1955, John McGeoch guitarist with several bands including Magazine and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Today in 1960 The Shadows went to number 1 in the UK with ?Apache?.

Born today in 1962, Vivian Campbell songwriter and guitarist with several groups including Dio and Def Leppard

Today in 1975, Bruce Springsteen released his third album ? Born to Run?

Today in 1976, Boston released its self-titled debut album.

Today in 1979, The Knack went to number in the US with “My Sharona”.