Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1918, songwriter, singer and pianist Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd)

Born today in 1944, Alvin Lee?(Graham Barnes) songwriter, singer and guitarist with Ten Years After and solo.

Born today in1944, Zalamn ?Zal? Yanovsky songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Lovin Spoonful.

Born today in 1947, Jimmy Bain?songwriter and bassist with several acts including Rainbow and Dio.

Today in 1960,?Elvis Presley?went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?G.I. Blues?.

Today in 1965,?The Beatles?went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Rubber Soul?.

Died today in 1993, Michael Clarke (Michael Dick) drummer with The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Firefall, aged 47.

Died today in 1997, Jimmy Rogers?singer, harmonic player and guitarist with Muddy Water?s band and solo, aged 73.

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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