Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1938, songwriter, singer and guitarist Eddie Cochran.

Born today in 1941, singer Chubby Checker?(Ernest Evans).

Born today in 1945, Antonio Martinez guitar with Los Bravos.

Born today in 1949, Lindsey Buckingham?guitarist, songwriter and co-vocals with Fleetwood Mac.

Born today in 1951, songwriter, singer and guitarist Keb’ Mo (Kevin Moore).

Born today in 1954, guitarist, singer and songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan

Born today in 1954, guitarist Dawayne Bailey who has recorded and toured with several acts including Chicago and Bob Seger.

Born today in 1962, Tommy Lee (Thomas Lee Bas ) songwriter, drummer and founding member of Motley Crue,

Died today in 1969, singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist Nehemiah “Skip” James, aged 62.

Died today in 2000, Benjamin Orr (Benjamin Orzechowski) founding member, singer and bass player with The Cars of cancer aged 53.

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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