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 1941, Mike Pender?(Michael Prendergast) guitarist and singer with The Searchers.

Born today in 1944, Jance Garfat?bassist with Dr. Hook.

Born today in 1947, Dave Mount drummer with Mud.

Born today in 1948, Terence ?Snowy? White, songwriter, singer and guitarist with several acts including Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd and solo.

Born today in 1949, Derek ?Blue? Weaver, keyboardist with Amen Corner and The Strawbs.


Today in 1972, Harry Nilsson?received a Gold record for his album, “Nilsson Schmilsson”.

Today in 1973, Slade went to number 1 in the UK with ?Com On Feel The Noize?.

Today in 1978, Whitesnake played their first gig, at Lincoln Polytechnic.

Died today in 2012, Ronald ?Ronnie? Montrose songwriter and guitarist with Montrose and Gamma.

Died today 2017, Jim Fuller founding member and lead guitarist with The Surfaris.

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