Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1903, “Big Joe” Williams singer, songwriter and guitarist

Born today in 1938, Nico (Christa Päffgen) singer with The Velvet Underground.

Born today in 1943, Charles Fredrick “Fred” Turner bass, singer and songwriter with Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Born today in 1947, Bob Weir singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Grateful Dead.

Born today in 1953, Tony Carey keyboards with Rainbow.

Today in 1965, The Beatles recorded “Day Tripper” at the Abbey Road studio.

They recorded three takes, then added vocals and other overdubs, completing the song before the end of the day.

Today in 1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience released “Electric Ladyland”.


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