Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1951, Kevin Cronin  singer, songwriter and guitar with REO Speedwagon.

Born today in 1954, David Hidalgo songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with Los Lobos.

Today in 1973, Cher went to number 1 in the US with “Half-Breed”.

Today in 1978, Mick Jagger apologized to Jesse Jackson, who had raised a public outcry over the lyrics of the song “Some Girls”, calling the lyrics racist. Mick however refused to change the lyrics.

Died today in 1978, singer and songwriter Johnny O’Keefe, from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, aged 43.

Today in 1979, The Eagles released “Heartache Tonight”.

Today in 1984, David Bowie went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Tonight”.

Today in rock history is a daily post where you can come and listen to a compilation of rock songs as put together daily by our very own rock historian, Nechtan, while you catch up on the news of the day here.

Please feel free to add your own “on this day” stories which can be, but do not have to be, musically related in the comments section.

Please also feel free to share this article to a social media platform of your choice. Help keep rock alive!


Do you want:

  • Ad-free access?
  • Access to our very popular daily crossword?
  • Access to daily sudoku?
  • Access to Incite Politics magazine articles?
  • Access to podcasts?
  • Access to political polls?

Our subscribers’ financial support is the reason why we have been able to offer our latest service; Audio blogs. 

Click Here  to support us and watch the number of services grow.

General layabout. Whaleoil proofreader, also sets up the daily general debate and backchat posts.

Contact person for the Whaleoil Gun Club. If you would like to know more about attending our shoots email the helpdesk with WOGC in the subject line.

64%