Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1944, Bonnie Bramlett? (nee O’Farrell), singer with Delaney and Bonnie.

Born today in 1945, Don Murray, drummer with The Turtles.

Born today in 1946, Roy Wood singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Move and Wizzard.


Born today in 1946, The Big Figure (John Martin), drummer with Dr Feelgood.

Born today in 1949, singer, songwriter and guitarist, Bonnie Raitt,

Today in 1971, Led Zeppelin released their 4th (untitled) album. Often called Led Zeppelin IV or the Runes album it has sold over 37 million copies worldwide.

Today in 1972, Carly Simon released “You’re So Vain.”

Today in 1976, George Harrison?released the compilation album ??The Best Of George Harrison?.

Today in 1986, Boston went to number 1 in the US for the only time with ?Amanda?

Died today in 2003, Guy Speranza?songwriter and singer with Riot, aged 47.

Today in 2008, AC/DC went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?Black Ice?.

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