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 1942, Ralph Ellis guitarist with The Swinging Blue Jeans.


Born today in 1945, George Michael ?Mickey? Dolenz?singer and drummer with The Monkees.

Born today in 1946, Randy Meisner?songwriter, singer and bassist with The Eagles.

Born today in 1947, Michael Allsup guitarist with?Three Dog Night.

Born today in 1948, Melville “Mel” Galley songwriter, singer and guitarist with Trapeze.

Born today in 1949, Dave Lambert singer, songwriter and guitarist with The King-Earl Boogie Band and The Strawbs.

Born today in 1957, Clive Burr?drummer with?Iron Maiden.

Born today in 1958, Gary Numan (Gary Webb) singer and songwriter with Tubeway Army and solo.

Died today in 1973 Ronald ?Pigpen? McKernan?founding member, songwriter, keyboardist and occasional lead vocals with The?Grateful Dead, aged 27.

Died today in 2009, singer and guitarist Willie King, aged 65.

Died today in 2016, Ross ?Hanna? Hannaford?songwriter, singer and guitarist with several acts including Daddy Cool, aged 65.

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