Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1936, singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiddler Charlie Daniels.

Born today in 1936, songwriter, singer and guitarist Ted Hawkins.

Born today in 1937, singer, saxophonist and keyboardist Graham Bond, widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of UK R&B

Born today in 1941, Hank Marvin songwriter and guitarist with the Shadows.

Born today in 1945, Wayne Fontana (Glyn Ellis) singer with The Mindbenders.

Born today in 1947, George Glover keyboardist with Climax Blues Band.

Today in 1956,  “Love Me Tender” went to number 1 in the US, replacing “Don’t Be Cruel”/”Hound Dog” making Elvis Presley the first artist to knock themselves out of the number 1 position.

Today in 1978 Nick Gilder, went to number 1 in the US with “Hot Child In The City”

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