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.

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1942, Mike Hugg drummer and keyboardist with Manfred Mann


Born today in 1943, Denis Payton saxophonist with The Dave Clark Five.

Born today in 1943, Jim Kale (Michael James Kale) songwriter and bassist with The Guess Who.

Born today in 1950, Eric Braunn (Rick Davis) guitarist with Iron Butterfly.

Born today in 1952, Bob Mothersbaugh songwriter, singer and guitarist with Devo.

Born today in 1954, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer Joe Jackson (David Jackson).

Today in 1973, The Edgar Winter Group released “Free Ride”.

Today in 1979, The Knack went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Get The Knack”.

Died today in 1996, Mel Taylor drummer for The Ventures aged 62.

Died today in 2011, Jani Lane songwriter and singer with Warrant aged 47.

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