Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1941, Brian Poole guitarist and singer and in 1945 Len “Chips” Hawkes bassist with The Tremeloes.


Born today in 1941, Bruce Welch songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Shadows.

Born today in 1944, Keith Emerson, songwriter and keyboards with Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Born today in 1947, Dave Pegg bassist with Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull.

Born today in 1963, Bobby Dall (Robert Kuykendall) bassist with Poison.

Died today in 1966, songwriter, singer and guitarist “Mississippi” John Hurt .

Today in 1968, Cream were presented with a platinum album for “Wheels Of Fire” at a Madison Square Garden Concert.

Today in 1969, CCR released their fourth album “Willy and the Poor Boys”

Today in 1973, Ringo Starr released his third studio album, “Ringo”.

Today in 1974, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young wen to number 1 on the US album chart with “So Far”.

Died today in 2014, songwriter, singer and guitarist Michael Coleman, aged 58.

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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