Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1944, Peter Tosh songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with The Wailers and solo.

Born today in 1946, Keith Reid principal songwriter for Procol Harum.

Born today in 1948, Patrick Simmons singer, songwriter and guitarist with the Doobie Brothers.

Born today in 1960, Daniel “Woody” Woodgate drummer with Madness

Today in 1973, David Bowie released his seventh album “Pin Ups”.

Today in 1974, Billy Preston went to number 1 in the US with  “Nothing From Nothing”.

Today in 1974, Bachman-Turner Overdrive went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Not Fragile”.

Died today in 1988, songwriter, singer and guitarist Edward “Son” House, aged 86.

Died today in 1997, Glen Buxton songwriter and guitarist with Alice Cooper, aged 49.

Died today in 2011, singer and pianist Earl Gilliam, aged 81

Died today in 2014, Raphael Ravenscroft, he played the saxophone on Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street”, aged 60.

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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