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 1940, Bernie Dwyer original drummer with Freddie and the Dreamers.


Born today in 1943, Mickey Hart (Michael Hartman) drummer with The Grateful Dead and solo.

Born today in 1943, Jack Ely guitarist and singer with The Kingsmen.

Born today in 1953, Tommy Shaw guitarist, singer and songwriter with Styx and Damn Yankees.

Today in 1966, The Beatles received a Gold record for “Yellow Submarine”.

Today in 1982, Chicago went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”.

Today in 1982, John “Cougar” Mellencamp became the first male artist to have two singles in the US Top 10 as well as the number 1 album, “Jack and Diane” and “Hurts So Good” from the album “American Fool”.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjMwrXGk4xU

Killed today in 1987, Peter Tosh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with The Wailers and solo, shot during a robbery in his home, aged 42.

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