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.

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1905, songwriter, singer and pianist Leroy Carr.


Born today in 1915, singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Lockwood Jr.

Born today in 1927, Herman ?Junior? Parker (aka Little Junior Parker) singer, songwriter and harmonica player.

Born today in 1947, Andrew ?Andy? Brown songwriter, keyboards, vocals and bass with The Herd and Status Quo.

Born today in 1950, Tony Banks?songwriter, singer and keyboardist with Genesis.

Born today in 1953, Wally Stocker?songwriter and guitarist with The Babys.

Born today in 1959, Andrew Farriss songwriter and keyboardist with?INXS.

Today in in 1965, Jeff Beck joined?The Yardbirds?as the replacement for?Eric Clapton.

Died today in 2000, singer and songwriter Ian Dury aged 57.

Died today in 2006, Peter Wells songwriter, guitarist and bassist with Buffalo and Rose Tattoo aged 59.

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