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 1932, singer, songwriter and guitarist Arley “Buster” Benton.


Born today in 1944, Commander Cody (George Frayne) singer and keyboardist with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.

Born today in 1946, Alan Gorrie songwriter, bassist, keyboardist and singer with The Average White Band.

Born today in 1947, Bernie Leadon guitarist, songwriter and singer with Eagles.

Born today in 1947, Brian May guitarist, songwriter and singer with Queen.

Born today in 1948, Keith Godchaux keyboardist with The Grateful Dead.

Born today in 1952, Allen Collins songwriter and guitarist with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Today in 1967, The Beatles went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “All You Need Is Love”.

Today in 1975, Paul McCartney and Wings went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Listen To What The Man Said”.

Today in 1980, Queen went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “The Game”.

Today in 1980, Billy Joel went to number 1 for the first time on the US singles chart with “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”.

Today in 1986, Genesis went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Invisible Touch”.

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