Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1929, Matt ?Guitar? Murphy (Matthew Tyler Murphy) guitarist with Howling Wolf, Memphis Slim, The Blues Brothers and solo.

Born today in 1941, Ray Thomas?flautist and singer with the Moody Blues.

Born today in 1942, Rick Danko?songwriter, singer and bassist with The Band.

Born today in 1946, songwriter and singer Marianne Faithfull.

Born today in 1947, Cozy Powell (Colin Flooks) drummer with several acts including The Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath and Rainbow.

Born today in 1948, Charlie Spinosa, trumpet player with John Fred and His Playboy Band.

Born today in 1955, Neil ?Spyder? Giraldo?songwriter and guitarist with Pat Benatar

Today in 1973, Jim Croce went to number 1 in the US with “Time in a Bottle”.

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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