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 1944, Rick Davies songwriter, singer and keyboardist with Supertramp.


Born today in 1947, Don Henley songwriter, singer and drummer with The Eagles and solo.

Born today in 1951 guitarist Richard Bennett, he has recorded and toured with Neil Diamond and Mark Knopfler, and recorded with many acts including Billy Joel and T-Bone Walker.

Born today in 1956, Mick Pointer songwriter and drummer with Marillion and Arena.

Today in 1971, The Doors were awarded a Gold record for “L.A. Woman”.

Died today in 2010, songwriter, singer and guitarist Phillip Walker, aged 73.

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