Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1943, Dick Taylor songwriter and guitarist with The Pretty Things.

Today in 1978, Fleetwood Mac went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Rumours?.

Died today in 1983, singer and songwriter Billy Fury (Ronald Wycherley) of heart failure aged 42.

Died today in 2005, Jim Capaldi (Nicola James Capaldi ) singer, songwriter and drummer with Traffic, aged 61.

Died today 2009, Billy Powell songwriter and keyboardist with Lynyrd Skynyrd, aged 56.

Died today in 2016, Paul Kantner, songwriter, guitarist and singer with?Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, aged 74.

Died today in 2016, Signe Anderson, the original female singer with Jefferson Airplane, aged 74.

Died today in 2017, Geoff Nicholls keyboardist with Black Sabbath aged 68.

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