Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1933, Don Wilson?guitarist with The Ventures.

Born today in 1949, Nigel Olsson?drummer with the Elton John band.

Today in 1970, Frank Beard, Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons played their first gig as ZZ Top at the?Knights of Columbus Hall in Beaumont Texas.

Today in 1971, Carole King released the album ?Tapestry?.

Today in 1973,?Elton John had his first UK number 1 album with ?Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player?.

Died today in 1975, Dave Alexander founding member, songwriter and bassist with The Stooges, aged 27

Today in 1978, Van Halen released their debut album ?Van Halen?.

Today in 1979, Rod Stewart went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?.

Born today in 1962, Clifford ?Cliff”?Burton?songwriter and bassist with Metallica.

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