Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1925, Jimmy Reed?(Mathis James Reed) singer, songwriter harmonic player and guitarist. A major act in ?electric blues and an influence on many later rock groups/acts and guitarists.

Born today in 1944, George ?Roger? Waters?singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer with Pink Floyd and solo.

Born today in 1958, Buster Bloodvessel (Douglas Trendle) singer with Bad Manners.

Born today in 1961, Mark ?Scott? Travis?drummer with Judas Priest.

Today in 1970,?Jimi Hendrix?made his final live appearance when he appeared at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany.

Today in 1980,?The Jam?went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Start!?.

Died today in 1990, Tom Fogerty rhythm guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival of an AIDS related infection contracted from a blood transfusion aged 48.

Died today in 1994, pianist Nicky Hopkins from complications with intestinal surgery aged 50. He had worked with The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, Small Faces and many others.?.

Today in 1997, Fleetwood Mac went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?The Dance?.

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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