Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1931, Scotty Moore (Winfield Scott Moore III)?guitarist with Elvis Presley.

Born today in 1941, Les Maguire,?pianist with Gerry and The Pacemakers.

Born today in 1941, Mike Pinder?songwriter and keyboardist with The Moody Blues.

Born today in 1947, Mick Jones?singer, songwriter and guitarist with Spooky Tooth and Foreigner.

Born today in 1948, Larry Byrom?songwriter and guitarist (69-71) with Steppenwolf.

Born today in 1952, David Knopfler,?guitarist (77-80) with Dire Straits.

Today in 1969,?Led Zeppelin went to number 1 on the US album charts with ?Led Zeppelin II?.

Today in 1975, Queen went to number 1 on the UK chart with??A Night At The Opera?.

Died today in 2008, Delaney Bramlett, singer, songwriter and guitarist with Delaney And Bonnie aged 69.

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