Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1940, Bernie Dwyer original drummer with Freddie and the Dreamers.

Born today in 1943, Mickey Hart (Michael Hartman) drummer with The Grateful Dead and solo.

Born today in 1943, Jack Ely guitarist and singer with The Kingsmen.

Born today in 1953, Tommy Shaw?guitarist, singer and songwriter with Styx and Damn Yankees.

Today in 1966, The Beatles received a Gold record for “Yellow Submarine”

Today in 1982, Chicago went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”

Today in 1982, John “Cougar” Mellencamp became the first male artist to have two singles in the US Top 10 as well as the number 1 album, “Jack and Diane” and “Hurts So Good” from the album “American Fool”.

Killed today in 1987, Peter Tosh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with The Wailers and solo, shot during a robbery in his home, aged 42.


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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