Today in rock history

Chubby Checker went to No.1 on the US singles chart this day in 1960 with ‘The Twist’.

Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their only UK No.1 in 1969 with their single ‘Bad Moon Rising’.

In 1981 The Rolling Stones album ‘Tattoo You’ started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US charts.

Born on this day in 1934 Brian Epstein, classmate of Spiker’s dad and Beatles manager. He died of an accidental overdose of brandy and barbiturates on 27th August 1967.

Willie Nelson is charged with drugs possession after being pulled over in Louisiana for a routine check on this day in 2006. Police allegedly find 0.7g of marijuana and 91 grams of magic mushrooms in his tour bus.

Born on this day 1943, Cass Elliott, singer, Mamas and the Papas, who scored the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.3 single ‘Monday Monday’.

1946, Born on this day, John Coghlan drummer with English rock band Status Quo.

Born 19th Sept 1951, Daniel Lanois, producer, singer. Produced Peter Gabriel album, ‘So’.

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