Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1938, Sandy Nelson songwriter and session drummer for many acts and solo.


Born today in 1944, Charlie Grima drummer and percussionist with Wizzard.

Born today in 1944, John Densmore, songwriter and drummer with The Doors.

Born today in 1944, Eric Bloom songwriter, guitarist and singer with Blue Oyster Cult.

Born today in 1946, songwriter, pianist and singer Gilbert O’Sullivan (Raymond O’Sullivan).

Born today in 1950, Ross “Hanna” Hannaford songwriter, singer and guitarist with several acts including Daddy Cool.

Today in 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their second studio album “Axis: Bold as Love”.

Today in 1972, Paul McCartney And Wings released “Hi, Hi, Hi”.

Died today in 1993, Ray Gillen songwriter and singer with several groups including Badlands, aged 34.

Died today in 2013, Richard Coughlan songwriter, drummer and percussionist with Caravan, aged 66.

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