Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1911, songwriter, singer and harmonica player, Sonny Terry (Saunders Teddell).

Born today in 1930 songwriter, singer, guitarist and rock pioneer J. P. Richardson (The Big Bopper).

Born today in 1936, songwriter, singer and guitarist James “Jimmy” Dawkins.

Born today in 1936, Bill Wyman (William Perks), bassist with The Rolling Stones and solo.


Born today in 1946, Jerry Edmonton (Gerald McCrohan),  drummer with Steppenwolf.

Born today in 1946, Robbie van Leeuwen, songwriter and guitarist with Shocking Blue.

Born today in 1948, Dale “Buffin” Griffin drummer with Mott The Hoople.

Today in 1970, Santana went to number 1 in the US album chart with “Abraxas”.

Today in 1970, Pink Floyd went to number 1 in the UK album chart with “Atom Heart Mother”.

Died today in 2017, singer, songwriter, pianist and rock pioneer Antoine “Fats” Domino, aged 89.

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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