Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1931, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist and rock pioneer, Izear “Ike” Turner.


Born today in 1941, singer Arthur “Art” Garfunkel one half of Simon and Garfunkel.

Born today in 1943, Pablo Gomez, drummer with Los Bravos.

Born today in 1946, Gram Parsons (Ingram Connor III) singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist with The Byrds , The Flying Burrito Brothers and solo.

Born today in 1947, Peter Noone songwriter and singer with Herman’s Hermits.

Born today in 1948, Donnie McDougall songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Guess Who.

Born today in 1956, Helen O’Hara (Helen Bevington), violinist with Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

Born today in 1959, singer, songwriter and guitarist Bryan Adams.

Today in 1966, The Monkees went to number 1 in the US with “Last Train To Clarksville”.

Today in 1970, Atlantic records released “ Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin in the US, the band vetoed its release in the UK.

Today in 1974, Eagles released “Best Of My Love.”

Today in 1983, Billy Joel went to number 1 in the UK with “Uptown Girl”.

Today in 1988, The Beach Boys went to number 1 in the US with “Kokomo”.

Died today in 2005, singer, songwriter and electric guitar pioneer Fred “Link” Wray, aged 76.

 

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