Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1932 songwriter, singer and saxophone player Robert Parker.

Born today in 1942, Billy Harrison guitarist and founding member of Them.

Born today in 1945, Colin Hodgkinson bass (82-84) with Whitesnake.

Born today in 1946, Justin Hayward songwriter, guitarist and singer with the Moody Blues.

Born today in 1946, William “Dan” McCafferty songwriter and singer with Nazareth.

Today in 1957, Elvis Presley released “Jailhouse Rock”.


Born today in 1959 , Anthony “ A.J.” Pero drummer with Twisted Sister.

Today in 1967, The Who released “I Can See for Miles”.

Today in 1977, David Bowie released his twelfth studio album “Heroes”.

Today in 1977, KISS released “Alive II”.

Today in 1988, Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums, with Pyromania and Hysteria.

Died today in 2011, Chuck Ruff drummer with Edgar Winter Group and Sammy Hagar, aged 60.

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