Today in rock history

Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley has died at 63 of a suspected heart attack. Shelley was co-founder of Buzzcocks and a solo artist in his own right.

Feel free to add links to your favourite Pete Shelley songs in the comments below.

Also today in Rock History:

Born today in 1942, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harry Chapin.

Born today in 1958, Tim Butler bassist with The Psychedelic Furs.

Today in 1968, The Beatles went to number 1 on the UK album charts with “The Beatles” better known as “The White Album”.

Today in 1971, Paul McCartney and Wings, released their debut album, “Wild Life”, in the UK

Today in 1974, Carl Douglas wen to number in the US with “Kung Fu Fighting”.

 

Today in 1991, U2 went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Achtung Baby”.

Today in 2014, “Dark Side Of The Moon” by Pink Floyd returned, to the US album chart when it re-entered at number 13, due to its price in Google Play store, at 99 cents.

Died today in 2016, Greg Lake, songwriter, singer and guitarist with King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, aged 69.

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