Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1918, songwriter, singer and guitarist. Elmore James (Elmore Brooks) a major influence on many later guitarists.

Born today in 1930, songwriter and singer, Bobby ?Blue? Bland (Robert Brooks).

Born today in 1944, Nick Mason?songwriter, drummer and founding member with Pink Floyd.

Born today in 1951, Brian Downey?founding member and drummer with Thin Lizzy.

Born today in 1951, Seth Justman songwriter and keyboardist with The J. Geils Band.

Born today in 1957, Janick Gers songwriter and guitarist with White Spirit, Gillan and since 1990 Iron Maiden.

Today in 1970 John Lennon wrote, recorded and mixed “Instant Karma” during a nine hour session.

Today in 1979, Ian Dury And The Blockheads went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick?.

Today in 1980,?AC/DC played their last show with Bon Scott prior to his death.

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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