Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1937, Gerry McGee guitarist with The Ventures.

Born today in 1938, singer, songwriter and guitarist Gordon Lightfoot.

Born today in 1944, Harold Eugene “Gene” Clark singer, songwriter and founding member of The Byrds.

Born today in 1946, Martin Barre guitarist with Jethro Tull.

Born today in 1947, Rod Clements founder, singer, songwriter, bass and guitarist with Lindisfarne.

Today in 1966, The Beach Boys went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Good Vibrations”.

Today in 1971, Faces released their third album “A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse”.

Died today in 1979, John Glascock bassist with Chicken Shack, Camel and Jethro Tull of a heart attack aged 26.

Died today in 1995, Alan Hull singer, songwriter, keyboards and guitarist with Lindisfarne of a heart attack aged 50.

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