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 1944, Tom Constanten?keyboardist with The Grateful Dead.

Born today in 1946, Paul Atkinson?founding member and guitarist with The Zombies.

Born today in 1953, Ricky Wilson founding member and guitarist with The B-52’s.

Today in 1975, Kiss?released their third studio album,??Dressed to Kill?.

Died today in 1976, Paul Kossoff?songwriter and guitarist with Black Cat Bones, Free, Back Street Crawler and solo aged 26.

Killed today in 1982, in a plane crash, Randy Rhoads songwriter and guitarist with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne aged 25.

Today in 1983, Bonnie Tyler went to number 1 in the UK singles chart with “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”.

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