Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1943, songwriter, singer and guitarist Jim Croce.


Born today in 1945, Rod Stewart songwriter and singer with Shotgun Express, Steampacket, The Jeff Beck Group, The Faces and solo.

Born today in 1946, Aynsley Dunbar drummer with a great many groups including John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Journey, and Whitesnake.

Born today in 1946, Bob Lang bassist with The Mindbenders.

Born today in 1947, Neal Smith drummer with Alice Cooper.

Born today in 1948, Donald Fagen songwriter, keyboardist and singer with Steely Dan.

Born today in 1953, singer and songwriter Pat Benatar (Patricia Andrzejewsk).

Born today in 1955, Michael Schenker songwriter and guitarist, with The Scorpions, The Michael Schenker Group, UFO and others.

Died today in 1976, Howlin Wolf (Chester Burnett), songwriter, guitarist, singer and harmonica player, aged 66.

Today in 1981, John Lennon went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Imagine”.

Died today in 2016, songwriter and singer David Bowie (David Jones), aged 69.

Died today in 2016, “Fast “Eddie Clarke, songwriter and guitarist with Motorhead and Fastway aged 67.

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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