Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1935, singer and songwriter John ?Johnny? O’Keefe.

Born today in 1936, songwriter, singer, harmonic player and drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith

Born today in 1943, singer and songwriter Janis Joplin.

Born today in 1947, Rod Evans songwriter and singer with Deep Purple and Captain Beyond.

Born today in 1949, singer and songwriter Robert Palmer.

Born today in 1954, Francis Buchholz bassist with The Scorpions.

Born today in 1951, Martha Davis songwriter and singer with The Motels.

Born today in 1952, Lee ?Dewey? Bunnell?songwriter, singer and guitarist with America.

Born today in 1957, Mickey Virtue?keyboardist with UB40.

Born today in 1959, Jeffrey Pilson?songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with several acts including Foreigner, Dokken and Dio.

Today in 1967, The Monkees?went to number 1 in the UK with ?I’m A Believer?

Today in 1980, The Pretenders went to number 1 in the UK with ?Brass In Pocket?.

Today in 1980, Pink Floyd’ went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?The Wall?.

Died today in 2013,?Steve Knight original keyboardist with Mountain, aged 77.

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