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 1935, Nole “Nokie” Edwards songwriter, guitarist and bassist with The Ventures.

Born today in 1941, Pete Birrell bassist with Freddie and the Dreamers.

Born today in 1942, singer and songwriter Tommy Roe.

Born today in 1944, Richie Furay (Paul Richard Furay) singer, songwriter and guitarist with Buffalo Springfield, Poco and others.

Born today in 1949, songwriter, singer guitarist and pianist Billy Joel.

Born today in 1949, singer and guitarist “Steady Rollin” Bob Margolin.

Born today in 1950, Tom Petersson (Thomas Peterson) songwriter and bassist with Cheap Trick.

Born today in 1953, John “Rhino” Edwards bassist (since 1985) with Status Quo.

Today in 1970, The Guess Who went to number 1 in the US with “American Woman”.

Today in 1987, Starship went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”.

Died today in 1998, Lester Butler songwriter, singer and harmonic player with The Red Devils of a heroin and cocaine overdose, aged 38.

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