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, Reg Presley (Reginald Ball) songwriter and singer with The Troggs.


Born today in 1941, Roy Harper singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has worked with and is an acknowledged as an influence by many artists including Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, and Ian Anderson. Led Zeppelin wrote the song “Hats Off To (Roy) Harper” as a tribute.

Born today in 1944, Harold Cowart bassist with John Fred and His Playboy Band.

Born today in 1949, John Wetton songwriter, singer and bassist with King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, and Asia.

Born today in 1950, Bun E. Carlos (Brad Carlson) drummer with Cheap Trick.

Born today in 1951, Brad Delp  songwriter, guitarist and singer with Boston.

Born today in 1952,  Pete Farndon founding member and bassist with The Pretenders.

Born today in 1953, singer and guitarist Rocky Burnette (Jonathan Burnette)

Today in 1993, UB40 went to number 1 in the UK with “(I Can’t Help), Falling In Love With You”.

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