Today in rock history


Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1934, songwriter, singer and guitarist, Guitar Shorty?(David Kearney).

Born today in 1945, Kelly Groucutt? bass and co-vocals with Electric Light Orchestra.

Born today in 1945, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan organ,?harmonica and vocals with The Grateful Dead

Born today in 1955, Benjamin Orr (Benjamin Orzechowski) songwriter, singer and bass with The Cars.

Born today in 1956, ?Wild? Mick Brown, songwriter and drummer with Dokken and Ted Nugent.

Born today in 1958, Michael Lardie multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer with Great White and Night Ranger.

Today in 1973, The Allman Brothers went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Brothers And Sisters”, it would be their only US number 1 album.

Today in 1978, David Bowie released his second live album,??Stage?.

Today in 1979,?Led Zeppelin went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?In Through The Out Door?.

Today in 1990, Jon Bon Jovi went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Blaze Of Glory?.

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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