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, John Cale songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with The Velvet Underground and solo.


Born today in 1942, Mark Lindsay lead singer with Paul Revere and The Raiders.

Born today in 1944, Trevor Burton??(Trevor Ireson) founding member, singer and guitarist with The Move.

Born today in 1945, Robin Trower?songwriter, singer and guitarist with Procol Harum and The Robin Trower Band.

Born today in 1945, Robert Calvert?songwriter and singer with?Hawkwind.

Born today in 1946, Jim Cregan songwriter and guitar/bass with Family and Cockney Rebel.

Born today in 1948, Chris Thompson singer and guitarist with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.

Today in 1985, REO Speedwagon went to number 1 in the US with “Can’t Fight This Feeling?.

Today in 1987,?U2?released their fifth studio album ?The Joshua Tree?.

Today in 1991, The Clash went to number 1 in the UK with ?Should I Stay Or Should I Go?.

Died today in 2007, Brad Delp?songwriter and singer with?Boston, aged 55.

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