Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1935, Johnny ?Guitar? Watson (aka Young John Watson) singer and guitarist.

Born today in 1943, Eric Haydock (Eric Haddock) early bassist (62-66) with The Hollies.

Born today in 1946 Stan Webb, songwriter, singer and guitarist with Chicken Shack.

Born today in 1947, Dave Davies?songwriter, occasional singer and lead guitarist with The Kinks.

Born today in 1949, Arthur ?Killer? Kane bassist with The New York Dolls.

Died today in 1959,?Buddy Holly,?Richard Valens and The Big Bopper in a plane crash.

Today in 1964, The Beach Boys released “Fun, Fun, Fun?

Today in 1968, The Lemon Pipers went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Green Tambourine?.

Today in 1973,?Elton John went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Crocodile Rock?.

Today in 1979,?Blondie went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Heart Of Glass?.

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