Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1926, singer, songwriter and guitarist R.L. (Robert Lee) Burnside.

Born today in 1940, Freddie Marsden drummer with Gerry and the Pacemakers.

Today in 1974, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US album chart with “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll”.


Today in 1974, Billy Swan went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “I Can Help”.

Today in 1976, Queen went to number 1 in the UK with “Bohemian Rhapsody”, it would stay at number 1 until the end of January 1977.

Today in 1991, Genesis went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “We Can’t Dance”.

Died today in 1994, songwriter Tommy Boyce aged 55. teamed up with Bobby Hart he wrote many hits for the Monkees.

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