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 1955, Pete Shelley (Peter McNeish) singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Buzzcocks and solo.


Died today in 1960, guitarist, singer and songwriter Eddie Cochran in a traffic accident, aged 21

Today in 1971, Three Dog Night went to number 1 in the US with “Joy to the World”.

Today in 1973, Pink Floyd?received a Gold Record for their album “The Dark Side of the Moon”.

Shot and killed today in 1983, Felix Pappalardi, singer, songwriter and bassist with?Mountain aged 43.

Today in 1993, David Bowie?went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Black Tie, White Noise?.

Died today 2003, singer, songwriter and guitarist Earl King (Earl Silas Johnson IV) aged 69.

Died today in 2008, Danny Federici, keyboardist with The E street Band aged 58.

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