Today in rock history

Born today in 1942, Peter Tork?songwriter, keyboardist and bassist with The Monkees.


Born today in 1944, Anthony ?Rebop? Kwaku Baah percussionist with Traffic and Can.

Born today in 1950, Peter Gabriel songwriter and singer with Genesis and solo.

Born today in 1952, Edward ?Ed? Gagliardi?bassist with Foreigner.

Born today in 1961, Les Warner drummer (85-88) with The Cult

Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones released their album,??The Rolling Stones, Now!? in the US.

Today in 1970,?Black Sabbath?released their debut self-titled studio album in the UK.

Today in 1972, Led Zeppelin?were denied entry to Singapore when officials refused to let them off the plane because of their long hair, their concert scheduled for the 14th had to be cancelled.

Today in 1981,?Phil Collins released his debut solo album??Face Value? in the UK.

Today in 1999, Blondie went to number 1 in the UK with “Maria”.

Died today in 2002, singer and songwriter?Waylon Jennings, aged 64.

Died today in 2010, rock pioneer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dale Hawkins 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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