Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1940,?Brian Bennett drummer with The Shadows.

Born today in 1942,?songwriter and singer?Carole King (Carol Joan Klein).

Today in1979, UB40 played their first gig at the Hare & Hounds pub in Kings Heath, Birmingham.

Died today in1981, Rock and Roll pioneer,?Bill Haley,?aged 55.

Died today in1997, Brian Connolly songwriter and singer with Sweet, aged 51.

Died today in 1997, songwriter, singer and guitarist Jack Owens (L. F. Nelson), aged 92.

Died today in 2012, session guitarist Joe Moretti, who recorded with many acts including Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, Tom Jones and Vince Taylor, aged 73.

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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