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 1943, Jim McCarty drummer for the Yardbirds.

Born today in 1946, Jose “Chepito” Areas songwriter and percussionist with Santana.

Born today in 1950, Mark Clarke songwriter and bassist with Uriah Heep.

Today in 1971 T Rex, went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Get It On”.

Today in 1980, AC/DC released “Back In Black” their first album with Brian Johnson, who had replaced lead singer Bon Scott.

Today in 1981, “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield, went to number 1 on the singles chart in the US.

Today in 1983, Metallica released their debut studio album “Kill ‘Em All”.

Died today in 1984, songwriter and singer Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton aged 57.

Died today in 2003 Erik Braunn guitarist with Iron Butterfly aged 52.

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