Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1940, Jimmy Gilmer, lead singer with The Fireballs.

Born today in 1941,?Signe Anderson, founding member and singer with Jefferson Airplane. Signe left the band after their first album and was replaced by Grace Slick.

Born today in 1941, Les Braid, keyboards and bassist with The Swinging Blue Jeans.

Born today in 1942, Lee Dorman, songwriter and bassist with Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond.

Born today in 1952, Kelly Keagy, songwriter, singer and drummer with Night Ranger.

Today in 1956,?Elvis Presely went to number 1 in the US with ?Don’t Be Cruel?.

Today in 1966, The Small Faces went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?All Or Nothing?.

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

Today in 1983,?Huey Lewis and the News released the album??Sports?.

Today in 1990, The Steve Miller Band went to number 1 in the UK with ?The Joker?.

Died today in 2004, Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) songwriter and guitarist with The Ramones aged 55.

Died today in 2008, Rick Wright, keyboardist and songwriter with Pink Floyd of cancer at the age of 65.

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