Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1941, Donald “Duck” Dunn,?bassist with Booker T and The MGs?and session bassist for literally thousands of recordings at Stax Records.

Born today in 1948, Tony Bourge songwriter and guitarist with Budgie.

Born today in 1950 , Bob Burns the original drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd. He played on the band’s first two albums before leaving the band.

Born today in 1955, Clement Burke,?drummer with many acts including Blondie.


Born today in 1957, Chris Hayes guitarist with Huey Lewis and the News.

Today in 1973, Ringo Starr went to number 1 in the US with “Photograph”.

Died today in 1991, Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara), aged 45.

Died today in 1991, Eric Carr songwriter and drummer with Kiss, aged 41.

Died today in 1985, singer, songwriter and rock pioneer Joseph ?Big Joe? Turner, aged 74.

Died today in 1993, guitarist and singer Albert Collins (Albert Drewery), aged 61.

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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