Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1942, Danny Hutton co-vocals with Three Dog Night.

Born today in 1946, Don Powell ?drummer with Slade.

Born today in 1949, Barrie ?Barriemore? Barlow?drummer with Jethro Tull.

Born today in 1950, Joe Perry songwriter and guitarist with Aerosmith .

Born today in 1952, Chris Wilson songwriter, singer and multi instrumentalist with The Flamin Groovies.

Born today in 1956, Johnnie ?Fingers? Moylett keyboards with The Boomtown Rats.

Today in 196, The Kinks? ?You Really Got Me?, went to number 1 on the UK singles chart.

Today in 1966, The Beatles went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?Revolver?.

Today in 1975, “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” by Elton John was certified Gold.

Today in 1988, Phil Collins went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?A Groovy Kind Of Love?.

Today in 1988, Guns N’ Roses went to number 1 in the US with “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

Died today in 2005, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Clarence ?Gatemouth? Brown aged 81.


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