Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1925, guitarist Mickey Baker (MacHouston Baker), he was regarded as a pioneer in the development of rock and roll.

Born today in 1935, guitarist, singer and songwriter Barry McGuire.

Born today in 1941, Don Stevenson singer, songwriter and drummer with Moby Grape.

Born today in 1942, singer and songwriter Chris Andrews.

Born today in 1956, Chris Lacklison keyboards with Kenny.

Today in 1966, The Monkees begin recording “I’m A Believer”.

Today in 1977, Paul Simon released “Slip Slidin’ Away”.

Today in 1983, Genesis went to number 1 in the UK album chart with their twelfth album “Genesis”.

Today in 1988, UB40 went to number 1 in the US with their version of  “Red, Red Wine”.

Today in 1988, Bon Jovi went to number 1 on the US album chart with “New Jersey”.

Today in 2000, U2 went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Beautiful Day”.

Died today in 2004, Bill Eyden the session drummer hired to play on Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, aged 74.

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