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 1943, Michael Davis singer, songwriter and bassist with MC5.


Born today in 1in 1946, John Du Cann (John Cann) guitarist with The Sonics, The Attack, Andromeda and Atomic Rooster.

Born today in 1947, Tom Evans bassist and singer with Badfinger.

Born today in 1952, Michael “Nicko” McBrain drummer with Iron Maiden.

Born today in 1956, Richard Butler singer and songwriter with The Psychedelic Furs.

Today in 1961 Roy Orbison went to number 1 in the US for the first time with “Running Scared”.

Today in 1971, Paul McCartney went to number 1 in the UK album chart with his second solo album “Ram”. 

Today in 1975, during recording sessions for the album “Wish You Were Here”, Syd Barrett turned up unexpectedly in the studio as Pink Floyd were listening to playbacks of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, a song that happened to be about Barrett. 

Today in 2002 Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) singer, songwriter and bassist with the Ramones was found dead in his home. He was 50 years old.

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