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 1941, Charlie Watts  drummer with The Rolling Stones.


Born today in 1951, Steve Brookins drummer with .38 Special.

Born today in 1959, Michael “Micki” Steele (Susan Thomas) guitar, bass, songwriter, and singer with The Runaways and The Bangles.

Today in 1972, Pink Floyd released their seventh album “Obscured By Clouds”.

Today in 1973, Paul McCartney, and Wings went to number 1 in the US singles chart with “My Love”.

Today in 1978, Thin Lizzy released their live double album “Live And Dangerous”.

Died today in 2006, Vince Welnick, keyboardist for The Tubes and The Grateful Dead aged 55.

Died today in 2008, songwriter, singer and guitarist Bo Diddley (Ellas McDaniel) aged 79.  

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