Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1939, Dave Quincy (David Quickendon), songwriter and saxophone with Manfred Mann’s Chapter Three and Zzebra.

Born today in 1943, Ray Elliot, keyboards, saxophone and flute with Them.

Born today in 1944, Peter Cetera ,songwriter, bass and vocals with Chicago and solo.

Born today in 1954, Steve Kilbey, founding member, singer, songwriter and bass with The Church.

Today in 1965, The Beatles released “Yesterday” as a single in the US.

Today in 1976, Peter Frampton was awarded a gold record for his fourth solo album, “Frampton”.

Today in 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd released their first live album “One More from the Road”.

Today in 2009, Vera Lynn, aged 92, became the oldest living artist to have a UK number one album with “We’ll Meet Again – The Very Best of Vera Lynn”

Died today in 2015, Gary Richrath, lead guitarist and songwriter for REO Speedwagon aged 65.

 

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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