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 1942, Roger McGuinn (James McGuinn III ) singer, songwriter and lead guitarist with The Byrds.


Born today in 1942, Stephen Bladd drummer with The J. Geils Band.

Born today in 1955, Mark “The Animal” Mendoza (Mark Glickman) bassist with Twisted Sister.

Today in 1974, Eric Clapton released his version of “I Shot The Sheriff” it would become his only US number 1 later in the year.

Today in 1974, Elton John went to number1 on the US and UK album charts with “Caribou”.

Today in 1985, the Live Aid concerts were held at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and at Wembley Stadium in London. Status Quo opened in London with “Rockin’ All Over The World”.

Died today in 2004, Arthur “Killer” Kane bassist with The New York Dolls, of leukaemia aged 55.

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