Today in rock history

Born today in 1944, Alan Henderson bassist with Them.

Born today in 1946, Keith Hopwood guitarist with Herman’s Hermits.

Born today in 1952, Bobby Bandiera, singer, songwriter and guitarist with South Side Johnny and The Asbury Dukes and touring member with Bon Jovi.

Born today in 1953, Keith Strickland songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with The B-52’s.

Today in 1974, Bad Company went to number 1 on the US Cashbox Best Sellers chart with “Can’t Get Enough”.

Died today in 1994, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Wilbert Harrison aged 65.

Today in 2008, AC/DC went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Black Ice”.

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