Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1939, Lolly Vegas (Candido Vasquez) guitarist and singer with Redbone.

Born today in 1941, Ron Meagher bass with The Beau Brummels.

Born today in 1945, singer, songwriter and guitarist Don McLean.

Born today in 1950, Mike Rutherford singer, songwriter, guitar and bass with Genesis and Mike & The Mechanics.

Born today in 1951, Sting (Gordon Sumner) songwriter, bassist and vocalist with The Police. Also today in 1979 The Police released the album “Regatta de Blanc” and in 1980 “Ghost in the Machine”.

Today in 1965, The McCoys went to number 1 in the US with ‘ “Hang On Sloopy”.

Today in 1970, Pink Floyd released their fifth album “Atom Heart Mother”.

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Today in 1971, Rod Stewart went to number 1 in the US with the double A single “Maggie May” / “Reason To Believe”.

Today in 1982, John Cougar went to number 1 in the US with “Jack and Diane”.

Today in 1982, Dire Straits went to number 1 on UK the album charts with “Love Over Gold”.

Today in 1983, Bonnie Tyler went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”.

Died today in 2017, singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Petty aged 66.

Today in rock history is a daily post where you can come and listen to a compilation of rock songs as put together daily by our very own rock historian, Nechtan, while you catch up on the news of the day here.

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