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 1947, Mark Stein?songwriter, keyboardist and singer with Vanilla Fudge and Tommy Bolin.

Born today in 1944, Eric ?Ric? Rothwell?drummer with Wayne Fontana & The Mindbender.

Born today in 1945, Harvey Mandel songwriter and guitarist with Canned Heat, Charlie Musslewhite and solo.

Born today in 1947, Derek “Blue” Weaver songwriter and keyboardist with several acts including Amen Corner and The Strawbs.

Born today in 1948, George Kooymans songwriter, singer and guitarist with Golden Earring.

Born today in 1961, Bruce Watson?guitarist with Big Country.

Died today in 1986, singer, songwriter and harmonic player Sonny Terry (Saunders Terrell/Teddell)

Died today in 2015. Jimmy Greenspoon?keyboardist with Three Dog Night, aged 67.

Died today in 2016, Keith Emerson songwriter and keyboards with The Nice and Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

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