Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1926, singer and songwriter Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton. She was the first to record “Hound Dog,” later made famous by Elvis Presley. She also wrote ?Ball and Chain? which Janis Joplin would cover.


Born today in 1948, Chester Thompson drummer and session/touring musician with many acts including The Mothers Of Invention and Genesis.

Born today in 1951, Philip ?Spike? Edney keyboard player and guitarist, touring member with several acts including Queen.

Born today in 1958, Nikki Sixx (Frank Feranna. Jr) songwriter and bassist with?Motley Crue.

Today in 1961,?Elvis Presley?went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?Blue Hawaii?.

Born today in 1961, Dave King?songwriter, singer and guitarist with Fastway.

Today in 1971, Benny Hill went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)?.

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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