Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1909, singer and guitarist, Robert Nighthawk (Robert Lee McCollum aka Robert Lee McCoy).


Born today in 1915, singer and guitarist, Walter “Brownie” McGhee.

Born today in 1943, Leo Lyons songwriter and bassist with Ten Years After.

Born today in 1945, Roger Glover, songwriter and bassist with Deep Purple and Rainbow.

Born today in 1953, David Sancious original keyboardist with E Street Band.

Born today in 1955, Billy Idol (William Broad) songwriter and singer with Generation X and solo.

Born today in 1957, John Ashton songwriter and guitarist with The Psychedelic Furs.

Died today in 2000, Scott Smith, bassist for Loverboy, swept of his boat by a wave, aged 45.

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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