Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1946, Clive Bunker drummer with Jethro Tull.

Born this day in 1946. Patti Smith. American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.

After an appeal by lawyers for Warner Brothers Records, the US Immigration Service reverses its decision to bar The Sex Pistols from entering the United States on this day in 1977.

Jeff Lynne was born today in 1947. Songwriter, singer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist who co-founded the rock band Electric Light Orchestra.

The J. Geils Band album “Freeze-Frame” is awarded a Gold record on this day in 1981. The LP would reach number one on the Billboard Hot 200 chart in February 1982 and remain at the top for four weeks on the strength of the hit singles “Centerfold” and “Freeze Frame”.

Born today in 1942 Mike Nesmith guitarist for the Monkees and solo artist.

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