Today in rock history

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.

Born today in 1948, Michael Bruce songwriter and guitarist with Alice Cooper.


Born today in 1954, Nancy Wilson songwriter, singer and guitarist with Heart.

Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “The Last Time”.

Died today in 1975, T-Bone Walker (Aaron Thibeaux Walker) songwriter, singer and guitarist, aged 64.

Died today in 2005, Jakson “Thunderfoot” Spires songwriter and drummer with Blackfoot, aged 53.

Died today in 2015, Andy Fraser songwriter and bassist with Free, aged 62.

 

Died today in 2017, James Cotton songwriter, singer and harmonica player, aged 81.

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