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 1944, Bruce Johnston (Benjamin Baldwin) songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Beach Boys.


Born today in 1945, Joey Covington songwriter and drummer with Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane.

Born today in 1947, Jim Fuller songwriter and lead guitarist with The Surfaris.

Born today in 1951, Gilson Lavis (David Leslie Gilson Lavis) drummer with Squeeze.

Today in 1966, The Mothers of Invention released their debut studio album “Freak Out!”.

Today in 1970, the band called Smile performed their first gig as Queen.

Today in 1975, “Fandango!” by ZZ Top was certified gold.

Today in 1981, Motorhead went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “No Sleep Til Hammersmith”.

Died today in 2002, John “Thunderfingers” Entwistle sometime singer, songwriter and bassist with The Who of a heart attack in a Las Vegas hotel room aged 57.

Died today in 2015, Chris Squire, songwriter, singer and bassist with Yes, of leukaemia aged 67.

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