Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1925, singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King (Riley King)

Born today in 1931, singer, songwriter and pianist “Little” Willie Littlefield, widely regarded as a pioneer act between boogie-woogie and rock n roll.

Born today in 1935, singer, songwriter, harmonic player and guitarist Billy Boy Arnold (William Arnold).

Born today in 1942, Bernie Calvert keyboards and bass with The Hollies (66-81)

Born today in 1943, Joe Butler,  drummer with The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Born today in 1948, Kenny Jones, drummer with The Small Faces, and The Who.

Born today in 1952, Ron Blair, bass with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Born today 1959, Vicki Blue (Victory Tischler-Blue), bass with The Runaways.

Today in 1972, Three Dog Night went to number 1 in the US Billboard Hot 100 with “Black and White”.

Died today in 1977, Marc Bolan singer, songwriter and guitarist with T-Rex, when the car driven by his girlfriend, left the road and hit a tree, aged 29.

Today in 1978,   Boston’s album “Don’t Look Back” went to number 1 in the US.

Died today in 2011,   Willie “Big Eyes” Smith singer, harmonic player and drummer following a stroke aged 75.

Died today in 2106, Jerry Corbetta, singer, songwriter and keyboards with Sugarloaf, from Picks disease, aged 68.

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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