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 1945, James “Jim” McCarty songwriter and guitarist with Cactus, The Detroit Wheels and others.


Born today in 1947, Ronald “Ronnie” Wood songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Jeff Beck Group, Faces, The Rolling Stones and solo.

Born today in 1950, Tom Robinson singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Tom Robinson Band.

Today in 1967, David Bowie released his self-titled debut studio album. It didn’t sell leading to Dream Records dropping him.

Today in 1968, Simon And Garfunkel went to number 1 on the US chart with “Mrs. Robinson”

Today in 1982, Madness went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “House Of Fun”, it would be their only UK number 1.

Today in 1996, Alan Blakely keyboardist and rhythm guitarist with The Tremeloes died of cancer aged 54.

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