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 1915, songwriter, singer and guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Rosetta Nubin). An electric guitar pioneer she influenced many artists including Chuck Berry.

Born today in 1949, Jimmie Vaughan songwriter and guitarist with The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Born today in 1950, Carl Palmer?drummer with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia.

Born today in 1953, Philip “Phil” Judd songwriter, singer and guitarist with Split Enz and The Swingers.


Born today in 1955, Ian Moss?songwriter, singer and guitarist with Cold Chisel and solo.

Today in 1971,?Janis Joplin?posthumously went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Me And Bobby McGee?.

Today in 1971,?T Rex?went to number1 on the UK singles chart with ?Hot Love?.

Today in 1976, Status Quo went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Blue For You?.

Today in 1982, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Died today in 2009, songwriter, singer and guitarist Mel Brown, aged 69.

Died today in 2015, Anthony ?A.J.? Pero drummer with Twisted Sister, aged 55.

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