Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1941, Alex St. Clair?(Alexis Clair Snouffer), guitarist with Captain Beefheart.

Born today in 1946, Pete Agnew, bass with Nazareth.

Born today in 1949, Steve Gaines, guitarist and songwriter with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Born today in 1948, Fred ?Sonic? Smith, singer,?songwriter and guitarist with MC5.

Born today in 1948, Edward ?Ed? King, songwriter and guitar/bass with Strawberry Alarm Clock and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Born today in 1950, Paul Kossoff, songwriter and guitarist with Black Cat Bones, Free, Back Street Crawler and solo.

Born today in 1955, Steve Berlin, keyboards and saxophone with Los Lobos and considerable session work.

Today in 1974,?Eric Clapton went to number 1 in the US with his version of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff”.

Died today in 1981, songwriter, singer and guitarist Walter “Furry” Lewis of heart failure aged 88 (or possibly 82)

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