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 1936, Roy Orbison?songwriter, singer and guitarist both solo and with The Traveling Wilburys.


Born today in 1947, Glenn Cornick?founding member and bass with Jethro Tull.

Born today in 1960, Steve Clark songwriter and guitarist with Def Leppard.

Today in 1969,?The Beatles?went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Get Back?.

Today in 1970, Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit In The Sky? was certified gold.

Today in 1971, The Rolling Stones released the album,??Sticky Fingers?.

Today in 1976, The Rolling Stones released the album ?Black And Blue?.

Today in 1976, The?Ramones?released their self-titled debut album.

Today in 1983, “Come On Eileen” by?Dexys Midnight Runners went to number 1 in the US.

Today in 1988, Iron Maiden went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son?.

Died today in 1991, Johnny Thunders (John Genzale) singer, songwriter and guitar with The New York Dolls and solo aged 38.

Today in 1994, Pink Floyd went to number 1 on the US album chart with??The Division Bell?.

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