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 1939, Bobby Harrison drummer and singer with Procol Harum and Freedom.


Born today in 1948, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Todd Rundgren.

Born today in 1949, Larry Junstrom bassist with Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special.

Born today in 1951, Todd Hunter composer, vocals and bassist with Dragon.

Born today in 1956, Derek Forbes bassist with Simple Minds.

Born today in 1957, Gary Beers bassist with INXS.

Today in 1974, Gordon Lightfoot went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Sundown”.

Today in 1996, Metallica went to number 1 on the US album chart with their sixth studio album “Load”.

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