Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1942, Marty Balin (?Martyn Buchwald) songwriter, singer, guitarist and with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

Born today in 1947, Steve Marriott?songwriter, singer, harmonic player and guitarist with The Small Faces, Humble Pie and solo.

Born today in 1951, Phil Collins songwriter, singer and drummer with Genesis and solo.

Born today in 1951, Marv Ross songwriter and guitarist with?Quarterflash.

Today in 1973, Gene Simmons,?Paul Stanley,?Ace Frehley?and?Peter Criss?made their first appearance as?KISS (previously they were called Wicked Lester) at the Popcorn Club in New York, for an audience of three.

Died today in 1980,?Professor ?Fess? Longhair (Henry Byrd) singer, songwriter and pianist.

Died today in 1982,?Lightnin’ Hopkins (Sam Hopkins) songwriter, singer and guitarist.

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