Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1906, songwriter, singer and pianist Sunnyland Slim (Albert Luandrew). He played/recorded with many early blues acts as well as solo, he also teamed up with Canned Heat on ?Turpentine Moan?.

Born today in 1945, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Al Stewart.

Born today in 1946, Freddie Mercury (?Farrokh Bulsara) singer, songwriter and piano with Queen.

Born today in 1946, Buddy Miles (George Miles) songwriter, singer and drummer with many groups including Electric Flag, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and solo.

Born today in 1947, Melvyn ?Mel? Collins saxophonist and flutist with King Crimson, Camel and the Alan Parsons Project. He has also toured/recorded with many acts including Bad Company, The Rolling Stones and Dire Straits.

Born today in 1949, Dave ?Clem? Clempson guitarist with Colosseum and Humble Pie.

Today in 1964, The Animals went to number 1 on the US Billboard’s Hot 100 with “House of the Rising Sun”.

Died today in 1969, songwriter, singer and guitarist Josh White during surgery to replace heart valves, aged 55.

Today in 1981, Stevie Nicks? solo album, “Bella Donna” went to number 1 on the US album chart.

Today in 1998, ?Aerosmith after 28 years of playing had their first US number 1 single with ?I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing?.

Died today in 2009 Mickie Jones, original bassist with?Angel from liver cancer, aged 57.

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