Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Today in 1964, The Animals recorded “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”

Today in 1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience went to number 1 on the US album charts with “Electric Ladyland”.

Today in 1974, John Lennon went to number 1 in the US singles charts with “Whatever Gets You Through The Night”.

Today in 1985, Starship went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “We Built This City”.

Died today in 1994, Chester “Chet” Powers (aka Dino Valenti) songwriter, singer, and guitarist with Quicksilver Messenger Service, aged 51.

Today in 1996, The Beatles went to number 1 in the UK album chart with “Anthology 3”.

Today in rock history is a daily post where you can come and listen to a compilation of rock songs as put together daily by our very own rock historian, Nechtan, while you catch up on the news of the day here.

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