Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1946, Vic Malcolm songwriter and lead guitarist with Geordie.


Born today in 1948, singer and songwriter John “Ozzy” Osbourne with Black Sabbath and solo.

Born today in 1949, John Michael  “Mickey” Thomas songwriter and singer with Elvin Bishop Group, Jefferson Starship and Starship.

Born today in 1952, Richard Donald “Don” Barnes songwriter, singer and guitarist with 38 Special.

Born today in 1952, Duane Roland songwriter and guitarist with Molly Hatchet.

Today in 1964, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 in the UK with their version of “Little Red Rooster”.

Today in 1965, The Who released their debut studio album “My Generation” in the UK.

Today in 1966, The New Vaudeville Band went to number 1 in the US with “Winchester Cathedral”.

Today in 1968, Cream’s debut album “Fresh Cream” was certified gold.

Died today in 2014, Ian McLagan keyboardist with the Small Faces and Faces, aged 69.

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