Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1930, pianist, singer and songwriter Ray Charles (Ray Charles Robinson).

Born today in 1939, singer, songwriter and guitarist Roy Buchanan he was an influence on Gary Moore and Jeff Beck.

Born today in 1940, singer, songwriter and guitarist Tim Rose.

Born today in 1943, Steve Boone bass with The Lovin Spoonful.

Born today in 1945, Ron Bushy songwriter and drummer with Iron Butterfly.

Born today in 1947, Jerry Corbetta singer, songwriter and keyboards with Sugarloaf.

Born today in 1947, Neal Smith  drummer with Alice Cooper.

Born today in 1948, “Dangerous” Dan Toler songwriter and guitarist with Great Southern and The Allman Brothers Band.

Born today in 1949, singer, songwriter Bruce Springsteen.

Today in 1967, The Doors released “People Are Strange” in the US.

Today in 1972, Mac Davis went to number 1 in the US with “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me”

Died today in 1974, Robbie McIntosh songwriter and drummer with The Average White Band from a drug overdose aged 24.

Today in 1977, David Bowie released “Heroes” as a single.

Today in 1978, 10cc went to number 1 in the UK with “Dreadlock Holiday”.

Today in 1978, Foreigner released “Double Vision” as a single.

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