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 1923, Ahmet Ertegun one of the most influential figures in modern music recording and co-founder of Atlantic Records. He would sign Led Zeppelin to Atlantic and they would become its biggest selling rock act. The group would reform in 2007 to play a tribute concert after Ahmet’s death.


Born today in 1946, Bob Welch songwriter, singer and guitarist with Fleetwood Mac and solo.

Born today in 1947, Karl Green bassist with Herman’s Hermits.

Born today in 1953, Hugh McDowell cellist and keyboardist with Electric Light Orchestra.

Today in 1971, James Taylor went to number 1 in the US singles chart with “You’ve Got A Friend”.

Today in 1972, Chicago received a Gold record for their album, “Chicago V”

Today in 1976, Blue Oyster Cult released  “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”

Today in 1982, “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor went to number 1 on both of the US singles charts.

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