Today in rock history

Today in Rock History is a music orientated segment where we would like to encourage readers to share their thoughts and tastes in music and discus the various aspects of any music topic. This post is not limited to? rock music. You are encouraged to bring anything music related along that you would like to share, either by typing the name of a song and artist into the comments section or by sharing a youtube, vimeo, spotify or soundcloud link. If you are unsure how to add a link, simply write the name of the song and the composer and someone may very well do it for you.

Music is a huge part of peoples lives even if we aren’t all music enthusiasts. Music is all around us in advertising, background noise in shops and on the streets. It’s inescapable when you have teenagers but for most of us it is a huge part (if not a ritual) of our lives that we feel close to.

So kick back and enjoy Nechtan’s Today in Rock History playlist and see what new gems you discover.

Born today in 1938, songwriter singer Bobby Charles ?Robert Charles Guidry? one of the founders of ?Swamp Pop?.

Born today in 1948, Paul Newton songwriter and bassist with Uriah Heap.

Born today in 1949, Jerry Harrison?songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist with Talking Heads.

Born today in 1951, Vince Welnick keyboardist with The Tubes.

Born today in 1952, Jean-Jacques Burnel bassist and vocals with The Stranglers.

Today in 1964, The Hollies released ?Just One Look?.

Today in 1964, The Rolling Stones released ?Not Fade Away?.

Today in 1970, Simon And Garfunkel went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.

Today in 1972, Atlantic Records released ?Rock and Roll/Four Sticks? by Led Zeppelin as a single in the US.

Today in 1981, REO Speedwagon went to number 1 on the US Billboard album chart with “Hi Infidelity”

Died today in 2004, Les Gray songwriter and singer with Mud aged 57.

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