Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1934, Earl King (Earl Silas Johnson IV) songwriter, singer and guitarist.

Born today in 1948, Jimmy Greenspoon?keyboardist with Three Dog Night.

Born today in 1949, Alan Lancaster?songwriter and bassist with Status Quo.

Born today in 1959, Brian Travers saxophonist with UB40.

Died today in 1959, Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones) songwriter, singer and electric guitar pioneer, he was one of the first to deliberately use distortion in recording and performances.

Born today in 1962, David Bryan (David Bryan Rashbaum) keyboardist with?Bon Jovi

Today in 1970, Shocking Blue went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Venus”.

Today in 1970, Led Zeppelin went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Led Zeppelin II.?

Today in 1976, Paul Simon?had his first solo number 1 in the US with “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover?.

Today in 1981, ?John Lennon?posthumously went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Woman?.

Died today in 2000 , ?Lonesome? Dave Peverett, songwriter, guitarist and singer with Savoy Brown and?Foghat? aged 56.

Died today in 2015, Joe Mauldin, bassist with Buddy Holly And The Crickets, aged 74.

Today in rock history is a daily post where you can come and listen to a compilation of rock songs as put together daily by our very own rock historian, Nechtan, while you catch up on the news of the day here.

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