Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1933, Mel Taylor drummer for The Ventures.

Born today in 1942, Gerry Marsden guitarist and lead singer with Gerry and the Pacemakers.

Today in 1968, The Beatles went to number 1 in the US with “Hey Jude?.

Today in 1975, Rush released their third album, ?Caress of Steel?.

Today in 1983, ?Eliminator? by ZZ Top was certified Platinum.

Today in 1983, Billy Joel went to number 1 on the US singles charts with ?Tell Her About It?.

Today in 1988, The Hollies went to number 1 in the UK s with ?He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother? almost twenty years after the song was first a hit in 1969.

Today in 1988, Bobby McFerrin went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’, the first a-cappella song to be a US number 1.

Today in 1990, AC/DC released their eleventh international album ‘The Razors Edge?.

Died today in 2002, singer, songwriter and guitarist Tim Rose, the day after his 62nd birthday.

Today in 2004, a concert was held at Wembley Arena in London to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster guitar. Acts included Hank Marvin, Gary Moore, David Glimour and Joe Walsh.



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