Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1929,?singer, songwriter, harmonica player and guitarist Wilbert Harrison.

Born today in 1950, Chris Stein songwriter and guitarist with Blondie.

Born today in 1951, Peter ?Biff? Byford songwriter and singer with Saxon.

Today in 1959, Buddy Holly released what would be his last single, prior to his death, ?It Doesn?t Matter Anymore?.

Today in 1968,?Bob Dylan’s ??Greatest Hits??album was certified gold.

Today in 1973, Bruce Springsteen released his first album ?Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.?

Today in 1979,?The Blues Brothers’?album ?Briefcase Full of Blues??went to number 1 in the US.

Today in 1991, Iron Maiden went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter”

Died today in 1998, American singer and songwriter Salvatore??Sonny? Bono in a skiing accident, aged 62

Died today in 2006, Alex St. Claire (Alexis Clair Snouffer) drummer and guitarist with Captain Beefheart, aged 64.

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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