Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1924, Slim Harpo (James Moore) songwriter, singer guitarist and harmonica player.


Born today in 1942, Clarence Clemons saxophone player with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

Born today in 1946, Tony Kaye (Anthony Selvidge), songwriter and keyboardist with Yes, Badger, Detective and other acts.

Born today in 1948, Terry Williams, drummer with Love Sculpture, Man, Rockpile, Dire Straits and others.

Born today in 1951, Charlie Huhn songwriter, singer and guitarist with Ted Nugent and later versions of Foghat.

Today in 1964, “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen went to number 1 on the US Cash Box music chart.

Today in 1966, Herman’s Hermits received a Gold record for their album “The Best of Herman’s Hermits”.

Died today in 2003, Michael “Mickey” Finn percussionist with T Rex, aged 55.

Died today in 2005, Spencer Dryden, drummer with Jefferson Airplane, aged 66.

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