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 1911, songwriter, singer and guitarist Robert Johnson. He was a major influence on the Blues and subsequent Rock acts/artists.

Born today 1941, John Fred songwriter and singer with John Fred and his Playboy Band.

Born today in 1943, Paul Samwell-Smith bassist with The Yardbirds.

Born today in 1943, Jon Mark (John Michael Burchell) singer, songwriter and guitarist with many acts including John Mayall.

Born today in 1943, Danny Whitten guitarist, singer and songwriter with Crazy Horse.

Born today in 1944, Bill Legend (William Fifield) drummer with T Rex.

Born today in 1951, Chris Frantz (Charlton Christopher Frantz) drummer with Talking Heads.

Born today in 1953, Alex Van Halen drummer with Van Halen.

Born today in 1953, Billy Burnette (Dorsey William Burnette III) songwriter, singer and guitarist with Fleetwood Mac (87-95).

Today in 1970, The Beatles released their final album “Let It Be”.

Died today in 1974, saxophonist, keyboardist and singer Graham Bond aged 36.

Today in 1993, Aerosmith went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Get A Grip”.

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