Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1937, songwriter, singer and guitarist Magic Sam (Samuel Maghett).

Born today in 1944, guitarist Denny Zager with Zager and Evans.

Born today in 1945, Vic Briggs pianist and guitarist with The Animals (66-68).

Born today in 1950, Roger Fisher songwriter and guitarist with Heart.

Born today in 1951, Kenny Hyslop drummer (81-82) with Simple Minds.

Today in 1968, Manfred Mann went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with their version of’ ?The Mighty Quinn?

Today in 1970,?The Who?appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands ?Live At Leeds? album, which is widely regarded as one of the finest live rock albums.

Today in 1987, Bon Jovi?went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Livin’ On A Prayer”.

Died today in 1989, Vincent Crane songwriter and keyboardist with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster.

Died today in 1999, singer, songwriter, guitarist and rock pioneer Buddy Knox.

Died today in 2002, Mick Tucker, drummer with Sweet.

Died today in 2010, Doug Fieger, songwriter, guitarist and singer with The Knack.

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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