Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1940, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Frank Zappa.


Born today in 1943, Albert Lee, songwriter, singer and guitarist as a solo artist and considerable session/touring work.

Born today in 1946, Carl Wilson?songwriter, singer, and guitarist with The Beach Boys.

Born today in 1951, Nick Gilder?songwriter and singer with Sweeny Todd and solo.

Today in 1966, The Beach Boys?had the single ?Good Vibrations” and the albums “Little Deuce Coupe” and “Shut Down, Vol. 2” certified gold.

Today in 1974, Harry Chapin went to number 1 on the US single chart with “Cat’s In The Cradle”.

Today in 1974, Mud went to number1 on the UK singles chart with ?Lonely This Christmas?.

Died today in 1988, Paul Jeffreys bassist with Cockney Rebel, as a result of a terrorist bomb exploding on Pan Am flight 103 which crashed over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Today in 1991, Queen went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are The Days Of Our Lives?.

Died today in 1992, songwriter, singer and guitarist, Albert King, aged 69.

Died today in 2012, Lee Dorman, songwriter and bassist with?Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond, aged 70.

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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