Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1947, Jim Steinman songwriter for several acts including Meatloaf.


Born today in 1944, Mike Burney saxophonist with Wizzard.

Born today in 1945, Richard “Ric” Grech bassist with Blind Faith

Born today in 1947, Bob Weston guitarist with Fleetwood Mac.

Born today in 1950, Dan Peek, guitarist and singer with America.

Born today in 1954, Chris Morris guitarist with Paper Lace.

Born today in 1963, Rick Allen, drummer with Def Leppard. He lost an arm in a car accident in 1985 but continues as the band’s drummer.

Today in 1968, George Harrison released his first solo album, “Wonderwall Music”

Today in 1969, Elvis Presley went to number 1 in the US with “Suspicious Minds”.

Today in 1969, The Beatles went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Abbey Road”.

Today in 1975, Elton John went to number 1 in the US with “Island Girl”.

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