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 1942, Chuck Negron founding member, songwriter and singer with Three Dog Night.

Born today in 1944, Boz Scaggs (William Royce Scaggs) singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Steve Miller Band and solo.

Born today in 1953, singer Bonnie Tyler (Gaynor Hopkins).

Today in 1967, Procol Harum went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, it would be their only UK number 1.

Today in 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Band On The Run”

Today in 1974, David Bowie went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Diamond Dogs”. 

Today in 1991, Extreme went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “More Than Words”.

Today in 2003, 22 years after they disbanded Led Zeppelin went to number 1 on the US album chart with their triple live album “How The West Was Won”.

Died today in 2010, singer and songwriter Crispian St. Peters (Robin Smith).

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