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, Richard “Dickie” Peterson bassist and lead singer with Blue Cheer.


Born today in 1946, Tony “T-Bone” Bellamy guitarist with Redbone.

Born today in 1949, Tony Stevens bassist with Savoy Brown and Foghat.

Born today in 1952, Gerry Beckley songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with America.

Born today in 1952, Neil Peart songwriter and drummer with Rush.

Born today in 1956, Barry Andrews keyboardist (76-78) with XTC.

Today in 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival went to number on the UK album charts with “Cosmo’s Factory”.

Today in 1975, Pink Floyd released their ninth album “ Wish You Were Here”.

Today in 1989, Aerosmith released their tenth album “Pump”.

Today in 2000, Lynyrd Skynyrd released their eleventh studio album “Christmas Time Again”.

Died today in 2003, guitarist, singer and songwriter Johnny Cash.

Died today on 2014, John Gustafson singer, songwriter and bassist with many acts including Hardstuff, The Ian Gillan Band, Rocky Music and Quatermass.

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