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 1945, Eric Woolfson co-founder, songwriter, singer, producer and pianist with The Alan Parsons Project.

Born today in 1947, Brain ?B.J.? Wilson?drummer with Procul Harum.

Born today in 1950, John Hartman founding member and?drummer with The Doobie Brothers.

Born today in 1952, Bernie Torm??(Bernard Tormey) songwriter and guitarist with Gillian, Atomic Rooster, Desperado and GMT.

Today in 1967,?The Beatles?went to number 1 in the US with ?Penny Lane ?.

Today in 1972, Neil Young went to number 1 in the US “Heart Of Gold”

Today in 1972, Paul Simon went to number 1 in the UK album chart with his self-titled debut solo album.

Died today in 2011, Terence “Jet” Harris, bassist with The Shadows aged 71.

Died today in 2014, Joe Lala drummer with Blues Image aged 66.

Died today in 2107, songwriter, singer, guitarist and rock pioneer Chuck Berry aged 90.

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