Today in rock history

Today in Rock History.

Born today in 1946, Billy Preston singer, songwriter, keyboardist and composer. He worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and a great many others as well as a solo artist in his own right.

Born today in 1947, Richard Coughlan drummer and percussionist and founding member of Caravan.

Born today in 1951, Mik Kaminski? violin with ELO.

Born today in 1957, Steve Porcaro keyboards and songwriter with Toto

Today in 1972, Rod Stewart went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?You Wear It Well?.

Died today in 2012, Mark Abrahamian lead guitar (2001-12) with Starship from a heart attack aged 46.

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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