Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1942, songwriter, singer and guitarist Johnny Rivers (John Ramistella)

Born today in 1943, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson).

Born today in 1960, Tommy Thayer, songwriter and guitarist, with Black ‘n Blue and Kiss.

Today in 1975 Elton John went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Rock Of The Westies”.

Today in 1987, Bruce Springsteen went to number 1 on the US album charts with “Tunnel Of Love”.

Died today in 2017, Pentti “Whitey” Glan, session and touring drummer with Lou Reed and Alice Copper, aged 71.

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