Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1906, songwriter, singer and guitarist “Mississippi” Fred McDowell.

Born today in 1941, John “Long John” Baldry guitarist and singer with many acts including Bluesology, Blues Incorporated, Steampacket and solo.

Born today in 1945, Maggie Bell singer with The Power, Stone The Crows, solo and others.

Today in 1968, The Doors’ album “Strange Days”  was certified gold.

Today in 1969, Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album.

Today in 1974, The Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” went to number 1 on the US singles chart.

Today in 1974, Jim Croce went to number 1 on the US album chart with “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim”.

Died today in 1983, Anthony “Reebop” Kwaku Baah percussionist with Traffic and Can, aged 38.

Died today in 2013, Precious Bryant singer, songwriter and guitarist aged 71.

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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