Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Jefferson Airplane singer, co-founder Marty Balin died today.

Born today in 1921, Francis “Franny” Beecher lead guitarist (54-62) with Bill Haley & His Comets.

Born today in 1935, songwriter, singer and pianist Jerry Lee Lewis, US singer, keyboards,

Born today in 1937, singer an guitarist Joe “Guitar” Hughes

Born today in 1948, Mark Farner  guitarist, songwriter and singer with Grand Funk Railroad

Born today in 1948, Mike Pinera  singer, songwriter and guitarist with Blues Image.

Born today in 1959, Jenny Morris singer and songwriter with The Crocodiles and solo.

Today in 1976, Rush released their live double album “All The World’s A Stage”.

Today in 1979, The Police went to number in the UK with “Message In A Bottle”

Today in 2009, Lynyrd Skynyrd released their thirteenth album  “Gods & Guns”.

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