Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1945, Russell Ballard songwriter, singer and guitarist with Argent.

Born today in 1945, Rik Kenton briefly bass with Roxy Music.

Born today in 1949, Robert Siebenberg drummer with Supertramp.

Born today in 1961, Larry Mullen Jr. drummer with U2.

Today in 1963, Gerry And The Pacemakers went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

Born today in 1963, Mikkey Dee (Micael Delaoglou) drummer with Motorhead and Scorpions.

Today in 1970, Led Zeppelin went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Led Zeppelin III”.

Today in 1975, Queen released “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Died today in 2013, songwriter, singer and guitarist Bobby Parker of a heart attack aged 76.

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