Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1939, Ray Jones bassist with The Dakotas.


Born today in 1942, Robert “Bobby” Fuller songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Bobby Fuller Four.

Born today in 1945, Leslie West singer, songwriter and guitarist with Mountain and West, Bruce and Laing.

Born today in 1952, Greg Hawkes keyboards with The Cars.

Born today in 1958, Bobby Blotzer drummer with Ratt.

Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones released “Get Off My Cloud” in the UK.

Today in 1988, Phil Collins went to number 1 in the US with “Groovy Kind Of Love”.

Today in 1988, U2 went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Rattle And Hum”.

Died today in 2107, George Young songwriter and guitarist with The Easybeats aged 70.

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