Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1899 (according to him) although official records point to around1912 Sonny Boy WilliamsonII (Alex Ford aka Alex Miller), blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter.

Born today in 1932, songwriter, singer, pianist and rock pioneer, Little Richard (Richard Penniman).

Born today in 1938, J.J. Cale (John Weldon Cale) singer, songwriter, bassist and guitarist.

Born today in 1947, Jim Messina songwriter, singer, and guitarist with Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins & Messina.

Born today in 1947, Rick Wills bassist with Foreigner, Peter Frampton and Bad Company.

Born today in 1947, Kim Simmonds songwriter, singer, and guitarist with Savoy Brown.

Today in 1973, Paul McCartney and Wings released their third album “Band On The Run” in the US.

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