Today in rock history

Born today in 1937, Paul Revere (Paul Revere Dick) keyboardist with Paul Revere and the Raiders.


Born today in 1938, Rory Storm (Alan Caldwell) songwriter and singer with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.

Born today in 1945, Dave Cousins (David Hindson) songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Strawbs.

Today in 1954, Muddy Waters recorded ” I’m Your Hoochie Cooche Man” .

Today in 1964, UK R’n’B pioneer, songwriter, singer and harmonic player Cyril Davies died aged 31. He co-founded Blues Incorporated with Alexis Korner, he later formed Cyril Davies and his Rhythm and Blues All-Stars.

Today in 1971, Black Sabbath?released their album ?Paranoid? in the US.

Today in 1972,?David Bowie released the single ?Changes? in the UK.

Today in 1980, the Led Zeppelin album “In Through the Out Door” was certified Platinum.

Today in 1981, the Eagles? live album “Eagles Live” was certified Platinum.

Died today in 2018, Buster Stiggs (Mark Hough) songwriter and drummer with several groups including The Swingers.

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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