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, singer, songwriter, harmonica player and guitarist Eddie Kirkland.


Died today in 1938, singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Johnson possibly from being poisoned aged 27. He influenced many artists/acts and his songs have been covered by a multitude of artists.

Born today in 1945, Gary Loizzo guitarist and lead singer with The American Breed.

Born today in 1946, Gordon “Snowy” Fleet drummer with The Easybeats.

Born today in 1948, Barry Hay songwriter, guitarist and lead singer with Golden Earring.

Born today in 1949, Scott Asheton drummer with The Stooges

Born today in 1949, William “Sputnik” Spooner songwriter and guitarist with The Tubes.

Born today in 1957, Tim Farriss lead guitarist with INXS.

Today in 1966, The Monkees released “Last Train To Clarksville”.

Today in 1977, songwriter, singer and guitarist Elvis Presley died aged 42.

Today in 1979, “My Sharona” by The Knack was awarded a Gold record.

Died today in 2000, Alan Caddy guitarist with The Tornados aged 60.

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