Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1939, James Gurley?songwriter and guitarist with Big Brother And The Holding Company.

Born today in 1944, Barry Jenkins (Colin Jenkins)?drummer with The Nashville Teens and The Animals.

Born today in 1946, Rick Nielson?songwriter and guitarist with Cheap Trick.

Today in 1962, The Tornados became the first British group to have a number 1 single in the US with their instrumental, “Telstar”.

Died today in 2002, Joe Strummer, songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Clash, aged 50.

Died today in 2014, singer John ?Joe ? Cocker, 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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