Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1936, guitarist and singer Snooks Eaglin (Fird Eaglin, Jr) (aka Blind Snooks Eaglin,?”Lil” Snook,?Ford Eaglin,?Blind Guitar Ferd.)

Born today in 1938, Wolfman Jack (Robert Smith) pioneer disc jockey and the subject of ?Clap For The Wolfman? by Guess Who.

Born today in 1942, songwriter and singer Edwin Starr.

Born today in 1942, Mac Davis singer and songwriter. He wrote songs for Elvis Presley including ?In the Ghetto? and had a solo hit with ?Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me?

Born today in 1944, Chris Britton lead guitarist with The Troggs.

Born today in 1966, Wendy James songwriter and singer with Transvision Vamp.

Died today in 1983, Lamar Williams bassist with The Allman Brothers Band aged 34.

Today in 1984, Yes went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

Today in 1989, six weeks after his death?Roy Orbison?went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?The Legendary Roy Orbison?.

Died today in 2000, English bassist Ray Jones with The Dakotas aged60.

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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