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 1953, Ian Mosley, drummer with Marillion.


Born today in 1954, Garrick “Garry” Roberts guitarist with The Boomtown Rats.

Today in 1965,   “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” by Herman’s Hermits was certified gold.

Today in 1967, Pink Floyd released the single “See Emily Play”.

Today in 1973, Suzi Quatro went to number 1 in the UK with “Can The Can”.

Today in 1979,The Electric Light Orchestra went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Discovery”.

Died today in 1982, James Honeyman-Scott songwriter and guitarist with The Pretenders from a heart attack aged 25.

Today in 1983, Ringo Starr released his ninth solo album “Old Wave”.

Died today in 1997, John Wolters drummer with Dr. Hook.

Died today in 1999, singer and songwriter Screaming Lord Sutch (David Sutch) aged 58.

Today in 2013, Black Sabbath set a new UK chart record for the longest gap between number 1 albums when their new album, “13” went to number 1, 42 years and 8 months after their album “Paranoid”. 

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