Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1938, Bryan ?Chas? Chandler,?bassist with The Animals and after leaving the band, manager for Jimi Hendrix and Slade.

Born today in 1941, Sam Andrew?songwriter, singer and guitarist with Big Brother and The Holding Company.

Born today in 1943, Keith Richards?songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Rolling Stones and solo.

Born today in 1943, Robert ?Bobby? Keys session/touring saxophone player who worked with many acts including?The Rolling Stones,?Lynyrd Skynyrd, Humble Pie and Warren Zevon.

Born today in 1950, Randolpho ?Randy? Castillo?songwriter and drummer with Ozzy Osbourne and M?tley Cr?e.

Born today 1953, Elliot Easton (Elliot Steinberg) guitarist with The Cars.

Today in 1971,?T Rex?went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Electric Warrior?.

Died today, in 2000, singer and songwriter Kirsty MacColl, killed in the act of saving her son from a speedboat, aged 41.

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