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, Paul McCartney (James Paul McCartney) singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with The Beatles, Wings and solo.


Born today 1942, Carl Radle bassist, with Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, Derek And The Dominos and Eric Clapton’s Band.

Born today in 1950, Roderick “Rod” de’Ath drummer with Killing Floor and Rory Gallagher.

Born today in 1963, Darren “Dizzy” Reed keyboardist and backing vocals with Guns N’ Roses.

Today in 1976, Electric Light Orchestra’s greatest hits collection, ” Olé ELO” was certified Gold.

Today in 1977, Fleetwood Mac went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Dreams” so far their only US number 1.

Died today in 2011, Clarence Clemons sax player with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

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