Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1905, singer and guitarist John Henry Barbee.


Born today in 1936, singer and harmonic player Carey Bell (Carey Bell Harrington).

Born today in 1940, Freddie Garrity singer with Freddie and The Dreamers.

Born today in 1948, James Young singer, songwriter and guitarist with Styx .

Born today in 1951, Frankie Banali drummer with Quiet Riot.

Born today in 1956, Alec John Such bassist (83-94) with Bon Jovi.

Today in 1970, Santana released his version of “Black Magic Woman” in the US.

Today in 1981, The Police went to number 1 on the UK single chart with “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”.

Died today in 1992, John Cascella, keyboardist with John Mellencamp.

Today in 1992, Bon Jovi went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Keep The Faith”.

Today in 2004, U2 went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Vertigo”.

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