Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1904, Tampa Red?(Hudson Woodbridge/Whittaker) songwriter, singer and guitarist, he was an influence on later many blues guitarists including Muddy Waters and Elmore James.

Born today in 1935, Elvis Presley singer, songwriter, guitarist and rock pioneer.

Born today in 1943, Keith ?Lee? Jackson songwriter, singer and bassist with The Nice.

Born today in 1946, Robby Krieger?songwriter and guitarist with The Doors.

Born today in 1947, songwriter and singer David Bowie (David Jones).

Born today in 1947, Terry Sylvester songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Hollies.

Born today in1955,?Mike Reno (Joseph Rynoski) lead singer with Loverboy.

Born today in 1959, Paul Hester songwriter and drummer with Split Enz and Crowded House.

Today in 1966, The Beatles went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Rubber Soul”.

Today in 1977, Queen went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “A Day At The Races”.

Died today in 1991, Steve Clark songwriter and guitarist with Def Leppard aged 31.

Died today in 2017, Peter Sarstedt singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, aged 75.

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