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 1913 or 1915, songwriter, singer and guitarist Muddy Waters?(McKinley Morganfield) a major influence on the blues and rock.

Born today in 1946, Dave Hill lead guitarist with Slade.

Born today in 1948, Berry Oakley (Raymond Berry Oakley III) founding member and bassist with The Allman Brothers.

Born today in 1948, David ?Pick? Withers drummer with Dire Straits.

Born today in 1952, Gary Moore?(Robert William Gary Moore) singer, songwriter and guitarist with Skid Row, Thin Lizzy and solo.

Today in 1987, Starship went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”.

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