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 1943, Rick West (Richard Westwood) guitarist with The Tremeloes.


Born today in 1945, Christopher “Christy” Moore singer, songwriter and guitarist with Planxty and solo.

Born today in 1946, Bill Kreutzmann drummer with the Grateful Dead.

Born today in 1946, Jerry Nolan songwriter and drummer with The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers.

Born today in 1951, Bernard “Bernie” Marsden singer, songwriter and guitarist with many acts including Whitesnake.

Born today in 1961, Phil “Wizzö” Campbell guitarist with Persian Risk and Motorhead.

Today in 1967, The Monkees went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “More Of The Monkees”.

Today in 1973, Gilbert O’Sullivan went to number 1 in the UK with “Get Down”.

Today in 1977, The Eagles went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Hotel California”.

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