Today in rock history

Born today in 1940, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Delbert McClinton


Born today in 1947, Mike Smith saxophone with Amen Corner.

Born today in 1954, Christopher Difford, songwriter, singer and guitarist with Squeeze.

Born today in 1956, James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist with The Pretenders.

 

Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “’Get Off Of My Cloud”.

Today in 1969, David Bowie released his third studio album, “The Man Who Sold the World”.

 

Today in 1972, Johnny Nash went to number 1 in the US with “I Can See Clearly Now”.

Today in 1977, “The Last Waltz” the movie of The Bands final concert premiered in New York.

Died today in 1994, Fred “Sonic” Smith songwriter, singer and guitarist with MC5 of heart failure aged 45.

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