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 1928, Alexis Korner (Alexis Koerner), songwriter, singer, guitarist and a leading figure in UK blues/rock in the early 60s.

Born today in 1942, Alan Price?keyboardist with The Animals.

Born today in 1947, Mark Volman songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Turtles and The Mothers Of Invention.

Born today in 1956, Tony Martin (Anthony Harford) singer and songwriter with Black Sabbath. (87-91, 93-97)

Today in 1980,?Blondie?went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Call Me?.

Died today in 2012, Mark ?Levon? Helm singer and drummer with The Band aged 71.

Died today in 2012 Greg Ham songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with Men At Work, aged 58.

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