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 1940, Clint Warwick (Albert Eccles) original bassist with The Moody Blues.

Born today in 1945, singer and songwriter Carly Simon. 

Born today in 1946, Ian McDonald songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with King Crimson and Foreigner.

Born today in 1946, Allen Lanier guitarist and keyboardist with Blue Oyster Cult.

Born today in 1952, Tim Finn (Brian Timothy Finn) singer, songwriter and guitarist with Split Enz.

Born today in 1954, David Paich composer, keyboardist and singer with Toto.

Today in 1964, Roy Orbison went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “It’s Over”.

Today in 1969, The Hollies recorded “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”.

Today in 1983,The Police went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Synchronicity”.

Died today in 2009, Sky Saxon (Richard Marsh) lead singer of The Seeds aged 71.

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