Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1889, Lead Belly (Huddi Ledbetter) singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Born today in 1943, Rick Evans, songwriter, singer and guitarist with Zager and Evans.

Born today in 1945, Eric Stewart singer, songwriter,?keyboardist and guitarist with The Mindbenders and10cc.

Born today in 1951, Randy California (Randy Wolfe) guitarist, singer and songwriter with Spirit.

Born today in 1952, Paul Stanley (Stanley Eisen) singer, songwriter and guitarist with Kiss.

Born today in 1952, Ian Hill, bassist with Judas Priest.

Today in 1968,?John Fred and his Playboy Band went to number 1 in the US with ?Judy In Disguise, (With Glasses)?.

Today in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne?bit the head of what he thought was a plastic bat it turned out to be real and alive. After the concert Ozzy was taken to hospital for treatment against rabies.

Today in 1983, Def Leppard released their album ?Pyromania?.

Died today in 1999, William E Albaugh drummer with The Lemon Pipers, aged 53.

Died today in 2018, Jim Rodford bassist with Argent, aged 76.

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