Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1942, Paul Jones (Paul Pond) songwriter, singer and harmonic player with Manfred Mann.

Born today in 1944, Nicky Hopkins songwriter, arranger, pianist and organist who has recorded with a great many groups/acts including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jeff beck and The Kinks, along with solo work.

Born today in 1947, Lonnie Turner?founding member, songwriter and bassist with The Steve Miller Band.

Born today in 1947, Rupert Holmes songwriter, producer and singer.

Born today in 1950, songwriter, singer and guitarist,?George Thorogood.

Today in 1975, Led Zeppelin released their sixth album??Physical Graffiti?.

Today in 1976, ? Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)? by The Eagles was certified platinum.

Died today in 1988, songwriter, singer and pianist Memphis Slim (John Chatman, aka Pete Chatman).

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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