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 1947, Junior Campbell (William Campbell Jnr) songwriter, singer and guitarist with Marmalade.

Born today in 1948, John “Bonzo” Bonham drummer with Led Zeppelin.


Born today in 1955, songwriter and guitarist Tommy Emmanuel (William Thomas Emmanuel).

Born today in 1962, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Corey Hart.

Today in 1974, Gordon Lightfoot was awarded a Gold record for his album “Sundown”.

Today in 1979, Supertramp received a Gold record for their album “Breakfast In America”. 

Today in 1986, Peter Gabriel’s second solo album “So” went to number 1 in the UK.

Died to today in 2004, guitarist Robert Quine, who recorded with many acts including Lou Reed, of a heroin overdose aged 61.

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