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 1941, Eric Burdon songwriter and singer with The Animals and War.


Born today in 1943, John Leslie “Les” Chadwick bassist for Gerry and The Pacemakers.

Born today in 1947, Claude “Butch” Trucks drummer with The Allman Brothers Band.

Released today in 1970, the soundtrack album to the Woodstock festival.

Died today in 1981, songwriter, singer and guitarist Bob Marley aged 36.

Died today in 2003, Noel Redding bassist with The Jimi Hendrix Experience aged 57.

Died today in 2008, John Rutsey original drummer with Rush aged 55.

Died today in 2014, Ed Gagliardi bassist with Foreigner aged 62.

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