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:

Today in 1962, The Tornadoes went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Telstar”.

Today in 1963, Eric Clapton played his first gig with the Yardbirds having replaced Anthony Topham.

Today in 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival went to number 1 on the US album charts with their album “Green River”.

Died today in 1970, singer and songwriter Janis Joplin aged 27.

Today in 1975, Pink Floyd went to number 1 in the US and UK album charts with “Wish You Were Here”.

Today in 1980, members of Fleetwood Mac presented the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band with a Platinum record for their contribution to the album “Tusk”.

Today in 1980, Queen went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Another One Bites The Dust”.

Died today in 2005, Mike Gibbins songwriter and drummer with Badfinger aged 56.

Died today in 2014, Paul Revere songwriter, organist and singer with Paul Revere and The Raiders aged 76.

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