Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1942, Paul Butterfield?singer and harmonica player with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Born today in 1947, Jim Hodder drummer and percussionist with Steely Dan.

Born today in 1949, Paul Rodgers?songwriter, guitarist and singer with Free, Bad Company, other projects and solo.

Today in 1971,?David Bowie?released his fourth album ?Hunky Dory?.

Today in 1973, Slade went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Merry Xmas Everybody?.

Died today in 1982, songwriter singer and guitarist (especially noted for his nine string guitar), ?Big? Joe Williams, aged 79.

Died today in 2005, Denis Payton, saxophonist and harmonic player with The Dave Clark Five, aged 63.

Died today in 2010, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Captain Beefheart, (Don Vliet) aged 69.

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