Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1944, Michael ?Mick? Avory?drummer with The Kinks.

Born today in 1945, John Helliwell?woodwinds and saxophone with Supertramp.

Born today in 1947, David Brown?bassist with Santana.

Born today in 1957, Jake E. Lee?songwriter and guitarist with?Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands.

Born today in 1959, Alistair ?Ali? Campbell?songwriter and singer with UB40.

Today in 1964,?The Beatles went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?Meet The Beatles!?

Died today in 1968, songwriter, singer and harmonica player Little Walter (Marion Walter Jacobs) one of the first harmonic players/musicians to deliberately use distorted amplification.

Today in 1969, Sly and the Family Stone went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Everyday People?.

Today in 1975, Linda Ronstadt went to number 1 in the US with “You’re No Good”.

Today in 1975, Rush?released their second album ??Fly by Night?.

Died today in 1981, Mike Bloomfield songwriter and guitarist with several acts including The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Electric Flag, and solo.

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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