Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1939, songwriter and singer Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock).

Born today in 1944, Alan Henderson, bassist with Them.

Born today in 1945, John McVie  bassist with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Fleetwood Mac.

Born today in 1946, Burt Reiter songwriter and bassist (71-78) with Focus.

Today in 1968, Cream played their last concert before disbanding.

Today in 1983, Quiet Riot went to number 1 on the US album chart with ”Metal Health”.

Died today in 2005, Mark Craney drummer with Jethro Tull (80- 81), aged 53.

Died today in 2011 Keith “Keef” Hartley songwriter and drummer with The Keef Hartley Band, aged 67.

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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