Today in rock history

Born today in 1949, twins John and Chuck Panozzo the drummer and bassist respectively with Styx.

Born today in 1966, Nuno Bettencourt, singer, songwriter and guitarist with Extreme.

Today in 1969, Blind Faith’s self-titled album went to number 1 on the UK album chart.

Died today in 1973, Jim Croce in a plane crash, aged 30.

Today in 1975, David Bowie went to number 1 in the US with “Fame” (his first number 1 in the US), the song was co-written with John Lennon.

Today in 1976, AC/DC released their third studio album “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”.

Today in 1980, Queen went number 1 on the US album chart with “The Game”.

Today in 1986, Huey Lewis And The News went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Stuck With You”.


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