Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1945, songwriter, guitarist and singer Bob Marley.

Born today in 1947, Alan Jones saxophone with Amen Corner.

Born today in 1957,? Simon Phillips songwriter and session drummer for many acts including Jeff Beck, Judas Priest, The Michael Schenker Group and Toto.

Born today in 1962. William ?Axl? Rose songwriter and singer with Guns N’ Roses.

Today in 1982, The J Geils Band went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Centerfold?.

Died today in 1998, Carl Wilson songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist with The Beach Boys, aged 51.

Died today in 2011, Gary Moore, songwriter, singer and guitarist with Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II and solo, aged 58.

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