Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1953, Gil Moore songwriter, drummer and singer with Triumph.

Today in 1962, The Tornadoes went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Telstar”.

Today in 1963, Eric Clapton played his first gig with the Yardbirds, having replaced Anthony Topham.

Today in 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival went to number 1 on the US album charts with their album “Green River”

Died today in 1970, singer and songwriter Janis Joplin from a heroin overdose, aged 27.

Today in 1975, Pink Floyd went to number 1 in the US and UK album charts with “Wish You Were Here”.

Today in 1980, members of Fleetwood Mac presented the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band with a Platinum record for their contribution to the album “Tusk”.

Today in 1980, Queen went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Another One Bites The Dust.”

Died today in 2005, Mike Gibbins songwriter and drummer with Badfinger aged 56.

Died today in 2014, Paul Revere songwriter, organist and singer with Paul Revere And The Raiders, of cancer aged 76.

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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