Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1940, Manfred Mann (Manfred Lubowitz) singer and keyboards with Manfred Mann.


Born today in 1941, Steve Cropper guitarist with Booker T and the MG’s

Born today in 1942, Elvin Bishop singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and solo.

Born today in 1946 , Lee Loughnane founding member and trumpet with Chicago.

Born today in 1946, Tetsu Yamauchi bass with Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit, The Faces and Free.

Born today in 1948, John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick singer, songwriter and keyboards with Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit and the last line-up of Free.

Born today in 1952, Brent Mydland singer, songwriter and keyboards with The Grateful Dead.

Born today in 1957, Steve Lukather singer, songwriter and guitarist with Toto.

Today in 1957, Elvis Presley went to number 1 in the US with “Jailhouse Rock”.

Today in in 1972, Chuck Berry went to number 1 on the US singles chart with the live version of “My Ding-a-Ling”. (his only US number 1)

Died today in 2006, Sandy West singer, songwriter, and drummer with The Runaways, aged 47.

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