Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1947, Greg Ridley singer and bassist with Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie.

Born today in 1949, Würzel (Michael Burston) songwriter and guitarist with Motorhead.

Today in 1976, Chicago went to number 1 in the US charts with “If You Leave Me Now”.

Today in 1976, Bob Seger released his ninth studio album “Night Moves”.

Today in 1993, Meat Loaf went to number 1 in the UK singles chart with “I’d Do Anything For Love”.

Died today in 2013, Gypie Mayo (John Cawthra) songwriter and guitarist with Dr. Feelgood.

Died today in 2014, singer and guitarist Alvin Stardust (Bernard Jewry) aka Shane Fenton.

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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