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, UK rock pioneer, singer and guitarist Joseph “Joe” Brown.

Born today in 1941, rock pioneer, singer, songwriter and guitarist Ritchie Valens (Richard Valenzuela).

Born today in 1945, Richard Salwitz harmonica and trumpet player with J. Geils Band.

Born today in 1947, Peter Overend Watts, singer, guitarist and bassist with Mott The Hoople.

Born today in 1950, Daniel “Danny” Kirwan singer, songwriter and guitarist with Fleetwood Mac and solo.

Born today in 1951, Paul Thompson drummer with Roxy Music.

Today in 1966, The Rolling Stones released “Paint It Black” in the UK.

Today in 1989, Simple Minds went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Street Fighting Years”.

Died today in 2012, Donald “Duck” Dunn bassist with Booker T and the MGs, session bass with Stax records (where he recorded on thousands of albums), and with The Blues Brothers.

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