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 1933, songwriter, singer, guitarist and rock pioneer Buddy Knox.


Born today in 1945, John Lodge songwriter and bassist with The Moody Blues.

Born today in 1946, songwriter and singer Kim Carnes.

Born today in 1947, songwriter, singer and guitarist Carlos Santana.

Born today in 1952, Jay Jay French (Jay French Segall) guitarist with Twisted Sister.

Born today in 1953, Dave Evans singer with AC/DC, Rabbit and solo.

Born today in 1955, Jeremy “Jem” Finer songwriter and banjo player with The Pogues.

Born today in 1956, Paul Cook  drummer for The Sex Pistols.

Born today in 1958, Mick McNeil (Norman Michael McNeil) songwriter and keyboardist with Simple Minds.

Today in 1963, “Surf City” by Jan and Dean went to number 1 on the US singles chart.

Today in 1968, Cream went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Wheels Of Fire”.

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