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.

Born today in 1933, singer and songwriter James Brown.


Born today in 1944, Pete Staples bassist with the Troggs.

Born today in 1953, Bruce Hall singer, songwriter and bassist with REO Speedwagon.

Died today in 1972, Les Harvey songwriter and guitarist with Stone The Crows he was electrocuted on stage during a concert aged 27.

Today in 1975, Chicago went to number 1 in the US album chart with “Chicago VIII”.

Today in 1980, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band went to number1 on the US album chart with “Against The Wind”.

Today in 1980, Dexy’s Midnight Runners went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Geno”.

 

Today in 1986, Robert Palmer went to number in the US with “Addicted To Love”.

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