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 1942, singer and songwriter Ian Dury.


Born today in 1946, Ian McLagan songwriter and keyboardist with Small Faces and Faces.

Born today in 1948, Steve Winwood singer, songwriter and keyboardist with The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and solo.

Born today in 1950, songwriter, singer and guitarist Billy Squier.

Born today in 1958, Eric Singer (Eric Mensinger) drummer with several acts including KISS, Black Sabbath, Badlands and Alice Cooper.

Born today in 1959, Ray Gillen singer and songwriter with Badlands.

Born today in 1961, Billy Duffy songwriter and guitarist with The Cult.

Today in 1967, Procol Harum released “A Whiter Shade Of Pale.”

Today in 1972, The Rolling Stones released their album “Exile On Main Street”.

Today in 1973, Led Zeppelin went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Houses Of The Holy”.

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