Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1941, singer and songwriter Ray Stevens.

Born today in 1941,?singer, songwriter and guitarist Neil Diamond.

Born today in 1947, singer and songwriter Warren Zevon

Born today in 1948, Michael Des Barres? songwriter and singer with Silverhead, Detective, Chequered Past and The Michael Des Barres Band.

Born today 1949, John Belushi?singer with The Blues Brothers.

Born today in 1954, Nigel Glockler drummer with Saxon.

Born today in 1955, Jools Holland keyboards and singer with Squeeze.

Today in 1958,?Elvis Presley?entered the UK singles chart at number 1 with ?Jailhouse Rock? it was the first time a single had entered the UK chart at number 1.

Today in 1978, Randy Newman went to number in the US with “Short People”.

Died today in 2017,?Claude “Butch” Trucks drummer with The Allman Brothers Band.

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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