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 1944, Peter Albin bassist with Big Brother and the Holding Company.


Born today in 1951, songwriter, singer, pianist and guitarist Dwight Twilley.

Born today in 1960, Steve Vai songwriter and guitarist with many acts including Whitesnake, Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth and Meatloaf as well as solo.

 Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones released “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in the US.

Today in 1969, Elton John released his debut album  “Empty Sky”.

Died today in 2003, Dave Rowberry songwriter and keyboardist (65-66) with The Animals aged 62.

Died today in 2006, Billy Preston singer, songwriter and keyboardist aged 59. He worked and recorded with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison (among others) and solo.

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