Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1946, Michael ?Chick? Churchill, keyboard player with Ten Years After.

Born today in 1952, Graeme “Shirley” Strachan?lead singer with Skyhooks.

Today in 1971, the album ?All Things Must Pass? by George Harrison went to number 1 on the US album chart.

Today in 1990, Phil Collins went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?…But Seriously?

Today in 1994, Meat Loaf went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Bat Out Of Hell II – Back Into Hell”

Died today in 1997, Randy California (Randy Wolfe) songwriter, singer and guitarist with Spirit, when he drowned, saving his 12 year-old son from a rip, aged 45.

Died today in 2012, Larry ?Rhino? Reinhardt guitarist with Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond aged 63.

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