Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1934, singer, songwriter pianist and rock pioneer, Huey ?Piano? Smith.

Born today in 1948, Laurence ?Corky? Laing, songwriter and drummer with Mountain and West, Bruce and Laing.

Born today in 1949, Derek Holt?bassist, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist with the Climax Blues Band.

Born today in 1955, Edward ?Eddie? Van Halen?songwriter and guitarist with Van Halen.

Born today in 1957, Norman Hassan vocals, percussion and trombone with UB40.

Today in 1973, Sweet went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Blockbuster?.

Today in 1974, Ringo Starr went to number 1 on the US Billboard singles chart with “Your Sixteen?

Today in 1991, Queen went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Innuendo?.

Today in 2002,?George Harrison?posthumously went to number 1 in the UK with the re-release of ?My Sweet Lord?.

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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