Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1949, Steve Perry songwriter, and singer with Journey and solo.

Born today in 1949, J.P. Pennington (James Preston Pennington) songwriter and guitarist with Exile.

Born today in 1956, Steve Riley drummer with several acts including W.A.S.P and L.A. Guns.

Born today in 1960, Michael Hutchence songwriter and singer with INXS.

Born today in 1965, Steven Adler (Michael Coletti) songwriter and drummer with Guns N’ Roses.

Today in 1972, Don McLean went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?American Pie?.

Today in 1977, Wings went to number 1 on the US album chart with ??Wings Over America?.

Died today in 1994, Rhett Forrester?songwriter and singer with Riot aged 37.

Today in 2000, Santana?went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Supernatural”.

Died today in 2017, Peter ?Overend? Watts bassist, guitarist and singer with Mott The Hoople, aged 69.

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