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.

Today in rock history:

Born today in 1948, Chris Squire?singer, songwriter and bassist with Yes.


Born today in 1948, songwriter and singer Shakin’ Stevens (Michael Barrett).

Born today in 1951, Pete Haycock guitarist and singer with The Climax (Chicago) Blues Band.

Born today 1952, Ron Moss?bassist with Player.

Born today in 1963, Jason Newsted songwriter and bassist with Metallica.

Today in 1967, The Rolling Stones went to number in the US with “Ruby Tuesday”.

Today in 1972, Badfinger received a Gold record for “Day After Day”.

Died today in in 1979, Mike Patto (Michael McCarthy) songwriter, keyboardist and singer with Patto, and Boxer, aged 36.

Died today in 1986, Richard Manuel songwriter, singer and keyboardist with The Band, aged 41.

Died today in 2004, John McGeoch songwriter and guitarist with Magazine and?Siouxsie and the Banshees, aged 48.

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