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 1943, Hilton Valentine, original guitarist with The Animals.


Born today in 1943, John Dalton bassist with The Kinks.

Born today in 1943, Vincent Crane (Vincent Cheesman) songwriter and keyboardist with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster.

Born today in 1947, Bill Champlin songwriter, singer, guitarist, and keyboardist with Chicago.

Born today in 1955, Stan Lynch, songwriter and original drummer with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Today in 1977, Rod Stewart went number 1 on the UK singles chart with the double A sided single “I Don’t Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest.”

Today in 1983, David Bowie went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Let’s Dance”.

Died today in 2013, Trevor Bolder, songwriter and bassist with Spiders From Mars and Uriah Heep, from cancer aged 62.

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