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 1893 (or 1899), Walter ?Furry? Lewis songwriter, singer and guitarist.

Born today in 1945, Hugh Grundy?drummer with The Zombies.

Born today in 1946, David Gilmour songwriter, singer and guitarist with Pink Floyd.

Today in 1971 Mungo Jerry went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Baby Jump”

Today in 1975 The Average White Band were awarded a Gold record for “Pick Up the Pieces”

Today in 1975, Led Zeppelin?were awarded a Gold record for their double album “Physical Graffiti”.

Today in 2000, Eric Clapton?was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a record third time, having been previously inducted as a member of?The Yardbirds?and Cream.

Died today in 2001, Mike “Smitty” Smith drummer with?Paul Revere And The Raiders aged 58.

Died today in 2013, Alvin Lee songwriter, singer and guitarist with Ten Years After

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