Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1944, Henry Vestine guitarist with Canned Heat.

Born today in 1945, Noel Redding?bassist with The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Born today in 1954, Annie Lennox singer and songwriter with Eurythmics and solo.

Born today in 1954, Robin Campbell singer and guitarist with UB40.

Born today in 1957, Shane MacGowan songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with The Pogues.

Today in 1965, The Dave Clark Five went to number 1 in the US with “Over and Over”.

Died today in 2006, songwriter and singer James Brown, aged 73.

Died today in 2009, Tony ?T-Bone? Bellamy singer, guitarist, and pianist with Redbone aged 63.

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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