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 1939, Spencer Davis (Spencer Davies) multi-instrumentalist with The Spencer Davis Group

Born today in 1947, Mick Tucker drummer with Sweet.

Born today in 1948, Ron Asheton songwriter and guitarist with The Stooges.


Born today in 1949, Terry “Geezer” Butler songwriter and bassist with Black Sabbath

Born today 1949, Mike Vale bassist with Tommy James & The Shondells.

Born today in 1952, Chet McCracken drummer with The Doobie Brothers.

Born today in 1957, Bruce Crump songwriter and drummer with Molly Hatchet.

Died today in 1996, Chas Chandler bassist with The Animals and manger for Jimi Hendrix and Slade aged 57.

Died today in 2006, singer, songwriter, drummer and harmonic player Sam Myers aged 70.

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