Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1932, pianist, singer and songwriter Otis Blackwell, he wrote many songs including ?All Shook Up?, ?Return To Sender?, ?Don’t Be Cruel?, and ?Great Balls Of Fire? and has such had a major influence on the development of rock.

Born today in 1935, songwriter and singer Salvatore ?Sonny? Bono.

Born today in 1960,?Pete Willis songwriter and original guitarist with Def Leppard.

Born today in 1961, Andy Taylor?songwriter and guitarist with Duran Duran?and The Power Station.

Today in 1982,?The Jam?went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?A Town Called Malice?.

Today in 1985,?Bruce Springsteen?went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Born In The USA?.

Today in 1993, Lynyrd Skynyrd?released their seventh studio album ?The Last Rebel?.

Died today in 1996,?singer and guitarist Walter Brown “Brownie” McGhee.

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