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 1935, Peter Grant manager of Led Zeppelin, and other acts signed to Swan Song. As manager of Led Zeppelin he is widely considered as being responsible for changing the way record companies and concert promoters dealt with rock groups.

Born today in 1942, Allan Clarke?original lead singer with The Hollies.

Born today in 1944, songwriter and singer Crispian St. Peters (Robin Peter Smith)

Born today in 1951, Les Blinks (James Leslie Binks) drummer with Judas Priest.

Born today in 1951 David “Dave” McArtney?singer, songwriter and guitarist with Hello Sailor, Dave McArtney and The Pink Flamingos and solo.

Died today in 1981, Bob “The Bear” Hite songwriter and singer with Canned Heat of a drug induced heart attack aged 36.

Died today in 1998, Collin ?Cozy? Powell drummer with many groups including The Jeff Beck Group and Rainbow in a car accident?aged 50.

Died today in 2007, Mark St. John (Mark Norton) briefly guitarist with KISS from a brain haemorrhage aged 51.

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