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 1937, Garth Hudson (Eric Garth Hudson) multi-instrumentalist with The Band.
Born today in 1941, Andrew Steele drummer with The Herd.
Born today in 1944, Jim Capaldi singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Traffic and solo.
Born today in 1950, Andy Fairweather Low singer, songwriter and guitarist with Amen Corner, solo and considerable session/guest work.
Born today in 1950, David “Ted” Turner singer, songwriter and guitarist with Wishbone Ash.
Born today in 1951, Joe Lynn Turner (Joseph Linquito) singer and songwriter with Fandango, Rainbow and solo.
Today in 1975, Eagles went to number 1 in the US with “One Of These Nights”.
Today in 1980, Deep Purple went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple”.
Today in 1986, Peter Cetera went to number 1 in the US with “Glory Of Love”.
Died today in 1987, David Martin songwriter and bassist with Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs aged 50.
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