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, Tony ?TS? McPhee founding member, singer, songwriter and guitarist, with The Groundhogs.

Born today in 1949, Ric Ocasek? (Richard Otcasek) songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Cars.

Born today in 1950, Phil Lanzon songwriter and keyboardist with many acts including Lionheart and Uriah Heep.

Premiered today in 1972, the film of??The Concert For Bangladesh?? with George Harrison,?Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and many others.

Today in 1985, John Fogerty went to number 1 on the US album chart with his album ?Centerfield?.

Today in 1985, ?Easy Lover? by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins went to number 1 on the UK singles chart.

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