Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1940, singer Chris Farlowe. Along with solo work he was briefly with Colosseum and Atomic Rooster and did vocals on two Jimmy Page solo albums.

Born today in 1941, Paul Simon songwriter, singer and guitarist with Simon & Garfunkel and solo.

Born today in 1944 Robert Lam, songwriter, singer and keyboards with Chicago.

Born today in 1947, Sammy Hagar songwriter and singer with Van Halen and solo.

Born today in 1948, Pete Spencer drummer (64-66, 73-86) with Smokie.

Today in 1965, The Who recorded “My Generation”.

Today in 1973, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Goats Head Soup”.

Today in 1979, The Police went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Reggatta De Blanc”.

Today in 1984, U2 went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “The Unforgettable Fire”.

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