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 1929, singer, songwriter and guitarist?Link Wray (Fred Lincoln Wray Jr). Acknowledged, as an influence by Neil Young, Iggy Pop and Jimmy Page.

Born today in 1944, Bob Henrit drummer with Argent.

Born today in 1945, Goldy McJohn (John Goadsby) keyboardist with Steppenwolf.

Born today in 1950, singer and songwriter Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico) with?Foreigner and solo.

Born today in 1951, John Glascock bassist with Carmen and Jethro Tull.

Today in 1963,?The Beatles?went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?From Me To You?.

Today in 1964, The Beatles went to number 1 in the US album charts with ?The Beatles Second Album?.

Today in 1970,?Norman Greenbaum went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ?Spirit In The Sky?.

Today in 1995, Pink Floyd?s album??The Wall? was certified Diamond.

Today in 2005, Cream?performed the first of four shows in London’s Royal Albert Hall, the site of their farewell concert 36 years earlier.

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