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 1941, Andy McMaster songwriter, singer, keyboardist and bassist with The Motors.


Born today in 1950, Mick Vaughan guitarist with Paper Lace.

Born today in 1955, Bobby Rondinelli songwriter and drummer with many acts including Blue Oyster Cult, Rainbow and Quiet Riot.

Today in 1967, The Doors went to number 1 in the US with a cut down version of “Light My Fire”.

Today in 1973, The New York Dolls released their self-titled debut album.

Today in 1974, Wings went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Band On The Run”.

Today in 1985, Eurythmics went to number 1 in the UK with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”

Died today in 2001, Leon Wilkeson bassist with Lynyrd Skynrd aged 49.

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