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 1946, John Coghlan original drummer with Status Quo.

Born today in 1947, singer, songwriter and guitarist Lol Crème (Laurence Neil Crème) with 10cc.

Born today in 1947, session and tour drummer Ray Cooper who has worked/recorded with any acts including Elton John, Billy Joel and David Essex.

Born today in 1958, Lita Ford songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Runaways and solo.

Today in 1968, Steppenwolf received a Gold record for “Born to be Wild”.

Today in 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Bad Moon Rising” and they also went number 1 on the US album chart with “Green River”.

Today in 1970, The Rolling Stones live album “Get Your Ya-Yas Out! The Rolling Stones In Concert” went to number 1 on the UK album chart.

Died today in 1973, Gram Parsons (Ingram Cecil Connor III) singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist with The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, aged 26.

Today in 1981, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Tattoo You”.

Died today in 2006, Danny Flores saxophonist with The Champs aged 77.

Died today in 2008, session drummer Earl Palmer who recorded with many acts including Little Richard, Fats Domino and The Monkees aged 83.

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