Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1936, singer and guitarist Roosevelt ?Booba? Barnes.

Born today in 1943, John Locke keyboardist and songwriter with Spirit.

Born today in 1945, Owen ?Onnie? McIntire songwriter and guitarist with The Average White Band.

Born today in 1946, Jerry ?The Bear? Penrod bass with Iron Butterfly and Rhinoceros.

Born today in 1949, Steve Mackay saxophone with The Stooges.

Born today in 1955, Steve Severin (Steven Bailey) songwriter and bass with Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Today in 1965, Barry McGuire went to number 1 in the US with ?Eve Of Destruction?.

Today in 1971, Deep Purple went to number 1 on the UK charts with ?Fireball?.

Today in 1972, Black Sabbath released their fourth studio album, ?Black Sabbath Vol. 4?.

Today in 1973, ?Goats Head Soup? by The Rolling Stones was awarded a Gold record.

Today in 1979, The Eagles released their album ?The Long Run?.

Died today in 1980, John ?Bonzo? Bonham drummer with Led Zeppelin, aged 32

Today in 2015, David Gilmour went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Rattle That Lock?


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