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 1945 Jim Gordan songwriter and drummer with Derek and the Dominos, he co-wrote “Layla” with Eric Clapton.


Born today in 1950, Andy Newmark session drummer for many acts including David Bowie, Gary Wright, Ronnie Wood, George Harrison and Roxy Music.

Born today in 1952, Bob Casale keyboardist and guitarist with Devo.

Born today in 1960, Kyle Gass guitarist with Tenacious D.

Today in 1964, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the UK singles chart for the 1st time with “It’s All Over Now”.

Today in 1973, Clarence White lead guitarist (68-73) with The Byrds was killed by a drunk driver while loading his car after a gig in California aged 29. 

Today in 1982, the UK movie premier for Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” was held in London.

Today in 1978, Talking Heads released their second studio album “More Songs About Buildings And Food”.

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