Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1933, Marshall Lytle songwriter and upright bass with Bill Haley?& His Comets.

Born today in 1941, singer and songwriter Roy Head.

Born today in 1955, Bruce Foxton singer, songwriter and bass with?The Jam and solo.

Born today in 1960, Joseph Williams?songwriter and lead singer with Toto (86-88, 2010-present)

Today in 1962, Tommy Roe?went to number 1 in the US with “Sheila”

Today in 1977, Rush released their fifth album ? ?A Farewell to Kings?

Today in 1984, Tina Turner went to number 1 in the US with “What’s Love Got To Do With It”

Died today in 2005, songwriter, singer and guitarist R.L. Burnside (Robert Lee Burnside) aged 78.

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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