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 1930, singer, songwriter and harmonic player Little Walter (Marion Walter Jacobs).

Born today in 1945, singer and songwriter Rita Coolidge, who recorded with many acts and solo. She was the inspiration for the song ?Delta Lady?.

Born today in 1949, Jim Clench songwriter, singer and bassist with April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Born today in 1957, Rick Driscoll singer and guitarist with Kenny.

Today in 1965, Herman’s Hermits went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ?Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter?.

Today in 1976,?Led Zeppelin?went to number 1 on the US album chart with ?Presence?.

Today in 1988, “Dark Side of the Moon” dropped off the US album chart (Top 200) after 725 weeks.

Died today in 2006, Johnny Paris saxophonist with Johnny and the Hurricanes.

Today in 2007, Rush released their album ??Snakes & Arrows?.

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