Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1937, Roger Lavern (Roger Jackson) keyboards with The Tornados.


Born today in 1945, Chris Dreja songwriter, guitarist and bassist with The Yardbirds.

Born today in 1945, Vincent Martell (Vincent Martellucci) guitarist with Vanilla Fudge.

Born today in 1946, Len “Chip” Hawkes bassist with The Tremeloes.

Born today in 1953, Andy Partridge singer, songwriter and guitarist with XTC.

Today in 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis released “Great Balls of Fire”.

Died today in 1972, Berry Oakley bassist with The Allman Brothers when his motorcycle hit a bus, he was 24.

Today in 1989, Chris Rea went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “The Road To Hell”.

Died today 2007, John Petersen drummer with Beau Brummels and Harper’s Bizarres aged 65.

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