Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1939, Ray Manzarek?keyboardist with The Doors.

Born today in 1946, Joe Schermie?bassist with Three Dog Night.

Born today in 1950, Steve Hackett singer, songwriter and guitarist with Genesis and solo.

Born today in 1952, Michael McDonald?songwriter, singer and keyboardist with The Doobie Brothers.

Born today in 1956, Brian Robertson guitar with?Thin Lizzy and Motorhead.

Today in 1969, ?(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice? by Amen Corner went to number 1 on the UK singles chart.

Today in 1977, Pink Floyd released their album??Animals??in the US.

Today in 1981, Rush released their album ?Moving Pictures?.

Died today in 1995, Philip Kramer?songwriter, bassist and keyboardist with Iron Butterfly, aged 42.

Died today in 2000, singer and songwriter ?Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, aged 70.

Died today in 2015, Sam Andrew songwriter and guitarist with Big Brother And The Holding Company, aged 73

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