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.
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, Jimmy Gilmer lead singer with Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs.
Born today in 1941, Signe Anderson singer with Jefferson Airplane. Signe left the band after their first album and was replaced by Grace Slick.
Born today in 1941, Les Braid keyboardist and bassist with The Swinging Blue Jeans.
Born today in 1942, Lee Dorman songwriter and bassist with Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond.
Born today in 1952, Kelly Keagy songwriter, singer and drummer with Night Ranger.
Today in 1956, Elvis Presley went to number 1 in the US with “Don’t Be Cruel”.
Today in 1966, The Small Faces went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “All Or Nothing”.
Today in 1979, Led Zeppelin went to number 1 on the US album chart with “In Through the Out Door”.
Today in 1983, Huey Lewis and the News released the album “Sports”.
Today in 1990, The Steve Miller Band went to number 1 in the UK with “The Joker”.
Died today in 2004, Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) songwriter and guitarist with The Ramones aged 55.
Died today in 2008, Rick Wright keyboardist and songwriter with Pink Floyd aged 65.
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