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 1931, singer, songwriter and guitarist Anthony ?Lonnie? Donegan, known as the ?King Of Skiffle?


Born today in 1934, songwriter, singer and guitarist Otis Rush, an influence on many guitarists including Peter Green and Eric Clapton.

Born today in 1942, Klaus Voorman bassist and woodwinds with Manfred Mann (66-69) and session work with many acts.

Born today in 1947, Tommy James (Thomas Jackson) songwriter and singer with Tommy James and The Shondells.

Born today in 1949, Francis Rossi?songwriter, singer and guitarist with Status Quo.

Born today in 1957, Mark Kendal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Great White.

Today in 1967, Aretha Franklin released “Respect?.

Died today in 1967, songwriter, singer and guitarist J. B. Lenoir aged 38.

Died today in 1993, Mick Ronson songwriter and guitarist with David Bowie (The Spiders From Mars), solo and session work with many acts aged 46.

Died today in 1997, Keith Ferguson bassist with The Fabulous Thunderbirds aged 50.

Today in 1997, Lynyrd Skynyrd released their ninth album??Twenty?.

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