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 1942, Tony Burrows?songwriter and singer with many groups including Edison Lighthouse.


Born today in 1945, Richard ?Ritchie? Blackmore?songwriter and guitarist with Deep Purple?and Rainbow.

Born today in 1949, Dennis Bryon drummer with Amen Corner and The Bee Gees (that?s not happening).

Born today in 1952, Kenny Aaronson?bassist who has recorded with several acts including Billy, Joan Jett and Blue Oyster Cult.

Today in 1966, The Spencer Davis Group went to number 1 in the UK with ?Somebody Help Me?.

Today in 1972, David Bowie released ?Starman? as a single in the UK.

Died today in 1983, Pete Farndon bassist with The Pretenders aged 30.

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