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 1943, Lou Reed guitarist, singer and songwriter with The Velvet Underground and solo.

Born today in 1943, Tony Meehan (Daniel Joseph Anthony Meehan) original drummer with The Shadows.

Born today in 1948,?Rory Gallagher songwriter, singer and guitarist with Taste and solo.

Today in 1955,?Bo Diddley?had his first recording session, at the Universal Recording Studio in Chicago, where he recorded ?Bo Diddley?.


Born today in 1956, Mark Evans bassist (75-77) with AC/DC.

Born today in 1962, Jon Bon Jovi?(John Francis Bongiovi Jr.) songwriter and singer with Bon Jovi.

Today in 1974, Terry Jacks went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Seasons In The Sun?.

Died today in 1999, singer and multi-instrumentalist Dusty Springfield, aged 59.

Died today in 2008, songwriter, guitarist and singer Jeff Healey, aged 41.

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