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 1929, J. B. Lenoir songwriter, singer and guitarist with many acts and solo.


Born today in 1933, singer, songwriter and pianist Tommy Tucker (Robert Higginbotham).

Born today in 1946, singer and guitarist Murray Head.

Born today in 1946, Richard Bell?pianist with Full Tilt Boogie Band.

Born today in 1948, Eddie Grant?songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with The Equals and solo.

Born today in 1952, Alan Clark keyboardist with Dire Straits.

Born today in 1962, Craig and Charlie Reid songwriters, singers and guitarists with The Proclaimers.

Today in 1965, The Yardbirds released “For Your Love” in the UK.

Today in 1966, “The Ballad of the Green Berets” by Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler went to number 1 in the US.

Today in 1971,??Stairway To Heaven? had it first public performance when Led Zeppelin?started their UK ?Thank You? tour at The Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Died today in 1982, John Belushi, singer with The Blues Brothers, aged 33.

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