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 1939, Ian Hunter (Ian Hunter Patterson) singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Mott The Hoople and solo.


Born today in 1946, Michael Clarke drummer with The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Born today in 1947, Mickey Finn percussionist with Tyrannosaurus Rex and T-Rex.

Born today in 1950, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Suzie Quatro.

Born today in 1952, Billy Powell keyboardist with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Born today in 1954, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel “Dan” Hill.

Today in 1967, Aretha Franklin went to number 1 the US Billboard Pop chart with “Respect”.

Today in 1970, Deep Purple released their fourth studio album “Deep Purple In Rock”.

Today in 1972 Jethro Tull went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Thick As A Brick”

Today in 1977, Bob Marley & the Wailers released their ninth album “Exodus”.

Today in 1989, Queen went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “The Miracle”.

Died today in 2009, singer Koko Taylor (Cora Walton) aged 80

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