Today in rock history

Born today 1944, Denny Laine (Brian Hines) singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Moody Blues  and Wings.

Born today in 1946, Peter Green (Peter Greenbaum) singer, songwriter and guitarist with John Mayall’s Blues Breakers and Fleetwood Mac.

Born today in 1949, James Williamson songwriter and guitarist with The Stooges.

Born today in 1955, Kevin DuBrow songwriter and singer with Quiet Riot.

Today in 1965, The Who released “My Generation” in the UK.

Died today in 1971, Duane Allman guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band (and a considerable amount of session work with other acts) in a motorcycle accident aged 24.

Today in 1973, The Who’s double album, “Quadrophenia” was certified Gold.

Today in 1978, Rush released their sixth studio album “Hemispheres”.

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