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 1948, Gary Thain bassist with the Keef Hartley Band and Uriah Heep.


Born today in 1948, Brian Eno songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer with many acts including Roxy Music.

Born today in 1953, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield.

Today in 1971, Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to number 1 on the US album chart with “4 Way Street.”

Today in 1976, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Black And Blue”.

Today in 1982, Asia went to number 1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album.

Died today in 2001, Brian Pendleton guitarist with The Pretty Things aged 57.

Died today in 2004, Clint Warwick, the original bassist with The Moody Blues, from liver disease aged 63.

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