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 1943, Keith Relf?songwriter, singer and harmonica with The Yardbirds.


Born today in 1946, Harry Vanda (Johannes Hendrikus Jacob van den Berg) songwriter and lead guitarist with The Easybeats.

Born today in 1948, Randy Jo Hobbs?bassist with The McCoys, Edger Winter, Johhny Winter and Montrose.

Today in 1963, The Beatles?released their debut studio album,??Please Please Me?.

Today in 1965,?Bob Dylan?released his fifth studio album ?Bringing It All Back Home?.

Today in 1971, John Lennon released “Power to the People” in the US.

Today in 1975, Led Zeppelin went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?Physical Graffiti?.

Today in 1980, Pink Floyd’s?went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)?

Today in 1980, The Jam went to number 1 in the UK with ?Going Underground?.

Died today in 1994, Dan Hartman singer and songwriter with The Edgar Winter Group Dan aged 43.

Died today in 1996, Don Murray original drummer with?The Turtles aged 50.

Died today in 2005, Rod Price songwriter and guitarist with Foghat aged 57.

Died today in 2017, Sib Hashian original?drummer with Boston aged 67.

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