Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1946, Richard ?Dickie? Peterson, bass and lead singer with Blue Cheer.

Born today in 1946 , Tony “T-Bone” Bellamy, singer and guitarist with Redbone.

Born today in 1949, Tony Stevens, bass with Savoy Brown and Foghat.

Born today in 1952, Gerry Beckley songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with America.

Born today in 1952, Neil Peart, songwriter and drummer with Rush.

Born today in 1956, Barry Andrews, keyboards (76-78) with XTC.

Today in 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival went to number on the UK album charts with ?Cosmo’s Factory?.

Today in 1975, Pink Floyd released their ninth album ??Wish You Were Here?.

Today in 1989,?Aerosmith ?released their tenth album ?Pump?.

Today in 2000, Lynyrd Skynyrd released their eleventh studio album ?Christmas Time Again?.

Died today in 2003, Johnny Cash, guitarist, singer and songwriter. A crossover artist equally at home in country, rock and gospel, he has been inducted into all three music halls of fame.

Died today on 2014, John Gustafson, songwriter and bass with many acts including The Ian Gillan Band, Rocky Music and Quatermass.

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