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 1903 (or 1893), singer, songwriter and guitarist Big Bill Broonzy (Lee Conley Bradley). His acoustic guitar playing influenced many others including Rory Gallagher, Steve Howe and Eric Clapton.


Born today in 1942, Larry Taylor (Samuel Lawrence Taylor) bassist with Canned Heat.

Born today in 1948, Richard “Charlie” McCracken bassist with Taste.

Born today in 1955, Mick Jones songwriter, guitarist and co-vocals with The Clash.

Born today in 1956, singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Isaak.

Born today in 1957, Patty Smyth songwriter and singer with Scandal.

Today in 1965, The Byrds’ version of “Mr. Tambourine Man” went to number 1 in the US.

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