Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1942 singer, songwriter and guitarist Norman Greenbaum.


Born today in 1946, Duane Allman guitarist with The Allman Brothers and session guitar with many artists/acts, including Eric Clapton.

Born today in 1946, Ray Stiles singer and bassist with Mud.

Born today in 1947 Joe Walsh, singer, songwriter and guitarist The James Gang, Eagles and solo.

Born today in 1947, George Grantham singer and drummer with Poco.

Born today in 1954, Francesco “Frank” Marino, songwriter and guitarist with Mahogany Rush.

Today in 1955, Bill Haley & His Comets went to number1 on the UK singles chart with “Rock Around the Clock”.

Born today in 1957, Jim Brown drummer with UB40.

Today in 1971, Isaac Hayes went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Theme From Shaft”.

Died today in 2005, singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Whitley aged 45.

Died today in 2010, singer and guitarist “Little Smokey” Smothers (Albert Smothers) aged 71.

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