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 1945, Doug ?Cosmo? Clifford songwriter and drummer with Creedance Clearwater Revival.


Born today in 1951, Nigel Harrison?songwriter and bassist with Blondie.

Today in 1959,?Buddy Holly?went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?It Doesn’t Matter Anymore?.

Today in 1965, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Game Of Love?.

Today in 1966,?The Rolling Stones?went to number 1 on the UK album chart with ?Aftermath?.

Today in 1968, Louis Armstrong went to number 1 in the UK with ?What A Wonderful World / Cabaret?. Aged 69, it made him the oldest act ever to have a UK number 1.

Died today 1970, singer, songwriter and pianist Otis Spann aged 40.

Today in 1976, Wings went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?At The Speed Of Sound?.

Died today in 1975, Peter Ham singer, songwriter and guitarist with?Badfinger?aged 27.

Today in 1976, Led Zeppelin went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Presence”.

Today in 1989, Tom Petty released his debut solo album ?Full Moon Fever?.

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