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 1939, singer and guitarist Eddie C Campbell.

Born today in 1942, Colin Earl keyboardist with Mungo Jerry.

Born today in 1945, songwriter, singer, pianist and guitarist, Bob Seger.

Born today in 1951, Davey Johnstone guitarist with Elton John.

Born today in 1952, Graham Brazier singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Hello Sailor, Pink Flamingos, The Legionnaires and solo.

Today in 1957, Chuck Berry recorded “Rock And Roll Music.”

Today in 1965, Keith Richards woke up and recorded a riff he was dreaming about.

Today in 1972, The Tyrannosaurus Rex double album “Prophets, Seers And Sages And The Angels Of The Ages / My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair But Now Their Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows” went to number 1 in the UK.

Died today in 2002, pianist, singer and songwriter Otis Blackwell. His songs were covered/recorded by many acts including Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Died today in 2009, Donald “Ean” Evans, bassist (01-09) with Lynyrd Skynyrd of cancer aged 48.

Died today in 2015, Errol Brown, singer, songwriter and co-founder of Hot Chocolate, of liver cancer aged 71.

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