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 1937, Niki Sullivan songwriter and guitarist with The Crickets.


Born today in 1956, Randall “Randy” Jackson briefly bassist (85-87) with Journey.

Today in 1966, The Beatles had their tenth UK number 1 single with “Paperback Writer”.

Today in 1973, 10cc went number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Rubber Bullets”.

Today in 1973, George Harrison went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Living In The Material World”.

Today in 1979, Supertramp’s album “Breakfast in America” went to number 1 on the US album chart.

Died today in 2010, Pete Quaife original bassist with The Kinks of kidney failure aged 66.

Died today in 2013, Darryl Read singer, songwriter and drummer with Crushed Bulter.

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