Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1914, Josh White (aka Pinewood Tom and Tippy Barton) songwriter, singer, actor and guitarist.

Born today in 1935, songwriter, singer guitarist and rock pioneer Gene Vincent (Vincent Eugene Craddock).

Born today in 1937, singer and guitarist Phillip Walker.

Born today in 1940, singer and songwriter Bobby ?Boris? Pickett.

Born today in 1943, session trumpet player, with many artists, Alan Rubin, he played ?Mr Fabulous? with The Blues Brothers.

Today in 1967, The Monkees went to number 1 on the US album chart with their album, “More of The Monkees”. It also set a record for the biggest jump from number 122 to number 1.

Today in 1977,?David Bowie released ?Sound and Vision? as a single.

Today in 1983,?Bob Seger’s album ?The Distance? was certified platinum.

Died today in 2103, Rick Huxley, bassist with The Dave Clark Five, aged 72.

Today in 2014,?Queen made UK chart history by becoming the first act to sell six million copies of an individual album with their ?Greatest Hits? album.

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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