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 1949, Mike Gibbins?songwriter and drummer with Badfinger.


Born today in 1949, Bill Payne songwriter, singer and keyboardist with Little Feat.

Born today in 1951, Jack Green songwriter, singer, and guitarist/bassist with The Pretty Things and solo.

Born today in 1956, Steve Harris?songwriter and bassist with Iron Maiden.

Today in 1983,?U2 went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?War?.

Died today in 2002, John “Speedy” Keene songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with Thunderclap Newman, aged 56.

Today in 2006, David Gilmour went to number 1 on the UK album chart with his solo album ?On An Island?.

Died today in 2012, Mike Hossack drummer with?The Doobie Brothers, aged 65

Died today in 2013, Clive Burr early drummer with Iron Maiden, aged 56.

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