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, Brian “Blinky” Davison drummer with The Nice.


Born today in 1948, Klaus Meine songwriter and lead vocals with The Scorpions.

Born today in 1950, Robby Steinhardt violinist and vocalist with Kansas.

Born today in 1958, Paul Weller guitarist, songwriter and singer with The Jam.

Today in 1974, Rick Wakeman went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Journey To The Centre Of The Earth”.

Today in 1985, Dire Straits went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Brothers In Arms”.

Died today in 2005, Domenic Troiano songwriter, singer and guitarist with The James Gang and The Guess Who aged 59.

Died today in 2006, singer and songwriter Desmond Dekker aged 64.

Died today in 2013, Marshall Lytle upright bassist with Bill Haley and The Comets, aged 79

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