Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1937, Ray Sawyer?singer with Dr. Hook

Born today in 1938, Jimmy Carl Black (James Carl Inkanish Jr.) drummer with The Mothers Of Invention.

Born today in1950, Mike Campbell songwriter and guitarist with?Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Fleetwood Mac.

Born today in 1950, Rich Williams?guitarist with Kansas.

Born today in 1951, Fran Christina drummer with The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Born today in 1951, songwriter and guitarist Clyde “Sonny” Landreth.

Today in 1964,?The Beatles went to number 1 on the US Top 100 singles chart with ?I Want To Hold Your Hand?.

Today in 1964,?Indiana Governor, Matthew Walsh banned the Kingsmen’s version of “Louie Louie” calling it pornographic. The FBI investigated and found the lyrics “unintelligible at any speed.”

Today in 1969, Tommy James and the Shondells went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Crimson And Clover?

Today in 1988, The Cars officially announced their break up.

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