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 1945, Charles ?Chuck? Portz?songwriter and bassist with The Crossfires and The Turtles.

Born today in 1948, John Evan?keyboardist with Jethro Tull.

Today in 1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released “Woodstock.”

Today in 1970, Simon and Garfunkle went to number 1 in the UK with ?Bridge Over Troubled Water?.

Today in 1973,?Led Zeppelin?released their 5th album ??Houses Of The Holy?.

Today in 1974, Blue Swede’s “Hooked On A Feeling? was certified Gold.

Died today 1974, songwriter, singer and guitarist Arthur ?Big Boy? Crudup aged 69.

Today in 1981,?Blondie?went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Rapture?.

Today in 1981, Shakin’ Stevens went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with his version of ?This Ole House?.

Died today in 2012, songwriter, singer and harmonica player Jerry “Boogie” McCain.

Died today in 2013, session guitarist Hugh McCracken aged 70. He played on a multitude of albums for many acts/artists including Steely Dan.

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