Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1935, Al Jackson drummer with Booker T. and The MGs.


Born today in 1942, singer, songwriter and guitarist, Jimi Hendrix.

Born today in 1959, Charlie Burchill songwriter and guitarist with Simple Minds.

Today in 1968, Steppenwolf’s self-titled debut album, was certified Gold.

Today in 1970, George Harrison released his first post-Beatles album, “All Things Must Pass”.

Died today in 2012, guitarist and rock pioneer Mickey “Guitar” Baker (MacHouston Baker) aged 86.

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