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 1947, Iggy Pop (James Osterberg Jr.) songwriter and singer with The Stooges and solo.


Born today in 1947, John Weider songwriter, violinist and guitarist with Eric Burdon and The Animals.

Born today in 1958, Mike Barson songwriter, singer and keyboardist with Madness.

Died today in 1970, songwriter and guitarist Earl Hooker aged 41.

Today in 1973, Alice Cooper went to number 1in the US with the album “Billion Dollar Babies”

Died today in 1978, Alexandra ?Sandy? Denny?guitarist, singer and songwriter with Fairport Convention, solo and guest work aged 31.

Died today in 2007, Lobby Loyde?(John Lyde) songwriter and guitarist with Purple Hearts, Coloured Balls, Wild Cherries, Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, Rose Tattoo aged 65.

Died today in 2103, Christine ?Chrissy? Amphlett?singer and songwriter with The Divinyls from breast cancer aged 53.

Died today in 2016, songwriter, singer and guitarist Prince (Prince Nelson) aged 57.

Died today in 2016, songwriter, singer and guitarist?Lonnie Mack, (Lonnie McIntosh), aged 74. He was major influence on many guitarists including Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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