Today in rock history

Born today in 1965, Cait O’Riordan early bassist with The Pogues.

Today in 1967,?The Doors released their self -titled debut album ?The Doors?.

Today in 1975, Elton John’s version of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” went to number 1 in the US.

Died today in 1986, Phil Lynott songwriter, singer and bassist with Thin Lizzy, aged 36.

Died today in 2002, Bill “Little Bo” Savich, drummer with Johnny And The Hurricanes, died aged 62.

Died today in 2011, Gerry Rafferty singer and songwriter with Stealers Wheel and solo aged 63.

Died today in 2018, Ray?Thomas?songwriter and flautist with The Moody Blues, aged 76.

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