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 1936, George “Buddy” Guy songwriter, singer and guitarist. A pioneer of the Chicago blues sound and an influence on many guitarists.


Born today in 1946, Jeffrey Hammond bassist with Jethro Tull.

Born today in 1948, singer, songwriter and guitarist Otis Taylor.

Born today in 1949, Andy Scott guitarist and songwriter with Sweet.

Born today in 1949, Hugh Nicholson songwriter, singer, keyboardist and guitarist with Marmalade and Blue.

Born today in 1957, Rat Scabies (Chris Miller) songwriter and drummer with The Damned.

Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones released “Out Of Our Heads” in the US.

Today in 1966, The Troggs went to number 1 on the US Top 100 with “Wild Thing”.

Today in 1966, The Beatles went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Yesterday…And Today”.

Today in 1988, Steve Winwood went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Roll With It”

Died today in 2014, Richard Wagner songwriter and guitarist with several acts including Lou Reed and Alice Cooper aged 71.

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