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 1923, songwriter, singer and guitarist Albert King (Albert Nelson).

Born today in 1945, Stu Cook?songwriter and bassist with Creedance Clearwater Revival.

Born today in 1944, Charlie Harper songwriter and singer with U.K. SUBS.

Born today in 1950, Steve Ferrone?drummer with many acts including Average White Band and The Heartbreakers.

Born today in 1955, David Sikes singer, songwriter and bassist with?Boston.

Today in 1973, “Little Willy” by Sweet was certified Gold.

Today in 1978, “We Are the Champions” by Queen was certified Platinum.

Today in 1987,?U2?went to number 1 on the US album chart with their fifth studio album??The Joshua Tree.?

Died today in 1992, Brian McLeod guitarist with Chilliwack aged 39.

Die today in 2007, songwriter and singer Bobby “Boris” Pickett aged 69.

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