Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1944,?songwriter, singer and harmonic player Charlie Musselwhite.

Born today in 1946, Terry Kath songwriter, singer, guitarist with Chicago.

Born today in 1951, Phil Manzanera (Phillip Targett-Adams) songwriter, producer and guitarist with Roxy Music.

Born today in 1954, Adrian Vandenberg songwriter and guitarist with Whitesnake, Manic Eden and Vandenberg.

Born today in 1956, Johnny Rotten (John Lydon) songwriter and singer with The Sex Pistols.

Today in 1970, Edison Lighthouse went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)?.

Died today in 1970, Slim Harpo (James Moore) songwriter, singer, guitarist and harmonic player, of a heart attack while recording in London aged 46.

Today in 1981, Blondie went to number 1 in the US with “The Tide Is High”

Today in 1987, Paul Simon?s “Graceland” went to number 1 (for the second time) on the UK album chart.

Died today in 2009, Dewy Martin (Walter Midkiff), drummer and backing vocalist with?Buffalo Springfield, aged 68.

Died today in 2017, John Wetton, songwriter, singer and bassist with many groups including King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music and Asia, aged 67.

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