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 discuss 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.

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1946, John Lawton singer and songwriter with many groups including Uriah Heep.

Born today in 1947, Richard Palmer (Richard Palmer-James) songwriter, singer and guitarist and founding member of Supertramp. He left after their first album.

Born today in 1948, Skip Alan (Alan Skipper) drummer with The Pretty Things.

Born today in 1949, Frank Beard drummer with ZZ Top.

Born today in 1952, Donald “Donnie” Van Zant songwriter, singer and guitarist with 38 Special.

Today in 1966, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 in the US with “Paint It Black”

Today in 1991 Lynyrd Skynyrd released their sixth album “Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991”

So kick back and enjoy Nechtan’s Today in Rock History playlist and see what new gems you discover.Please feel free to share this article to a social media platform of your choice. Help keep rock alive!


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