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 1941, Desmond Dekker singer and songwriter with The Aces and solo.


Born today in 1952, Stewart Copeland songwriter and drummer with The Police.

Born today in 1952, Mark McEntee, guitarist with Divinyls

Today in 1966, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton formed Cream.

Today in 1966, Tommy James And The Shondells went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Hanky Panky”.

Today in 1981, singer, songwriter and guitarist Harry Chapin was killed in a vehicle accident aged 38.

Died today in 1996, John Panozzo drummer with Styx of a haemorrhage aged 48.

Died today in 2012, John “Jon” Lord, songwriter and keyboardist with Deep Purple and Whitesnake aged 71.

Died today in 2014, Johnny Winter (John Dawson Winter III), songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer aged 70.

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