Today in rock history

Born today in 1944, session guitarist and songwriter, Jesse Ed Davis, he recorded with many acts including John Lee Hooker and Taj Mahal.

Born today in 1944, Bobby Tench, singer, songwriter and guitarist with many acts including Humble Pie, The Jeff Beck Group and solo.

Born today in 1947, Don Felder singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Eagles.

Born today in 1952, David “Dave” Gregory keyboards and guitar with XTC.

Born today in 1954, Phillip “Philthy Animal” Taylor songwriter and drummer with Motörhead.

Today in 1968, Jimi Hendrix released his version of “All Along the Watchtower” in the US.

Today in 1974,  Bachman-Turner Overdrive released “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99lyU5N–f8

Today in 1974, Carl Douglas went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Kung Fu Fighting”.

Today in 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits went to number 1 in the US.

Today in 2004, John Fogerty released his sixth solo album “Deja Vu All Over Again”

Died today in 2009, Sam Carr drummer with Jelly Roll Kings, of congestive heart failure aged 83.

Died today in 2011, John Du Cann (John Cann) songwriter and guitar with The Attack, Andromeda and Atomic Rooster, of a heart attack aged 65.

 

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