Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1946, Roger ?Syd? Barrett singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of Pink Floyd

Born today in 1947, Sandy Denny (Alexandra Denny) songwriter and singer with Fairport Convention and solo. She was a guest vocalist on ?Led Zeppelin IV? dueting with?Robert Plant?on “The Battle of Evermore?.

Born today in 1951,?Kim Wilson songwriter and singer with The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Born today in 1953, Malcolm Young?songwriter, and rhythm guitarist with AC/DC.

Today in 1973, Carly Simon went to number 1 in the US with “You’re So Vain”.

Today in 1976,?Peter Frampton released his live double album ??Frampton Comes Alive!?.

Today in 1977,???Rock And Roll Over? by KISS was certified platinum.

Died today in 1992,?Steve Gilpin songwriter and singer with Mi-Sex, aged 42.

Today in 2009, Ron Asheton songwriter, bassist, guitarist and founding member of The Stooges, was found dead (having died of a heart attack a few days before) aged 60.

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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