Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1928, singer Koko Taylor (Cora Walton).

Born today in 1943, Nick St. Nicholas (Klaus Kassbaum) singer, songwriter and bassist with Steppenwolf.

Born today in 1950, Paul Burgess drummer with 10cc.

Born today in 1952, Andy Ward drummer with Camel.

Born today in 1954, George Lynch songwriter and guitar with Dokken.

Died today in 1967, Rory Storm (Alan Caldwell) songwriter and singer with Rory Storm and The Hurricanes, aged 34.

Today in 1970, Eric Burdon and War were awarded a Gold record for “Spill the Wine”.

Today in 1974, Bad Company went to number 1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album.

Today in 1980, The Police went to number 1 in the UK with ?Don’t Stand So Close To Me?.

Today in 1991, Guns N? Roses went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Use Your Illusion II?.

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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