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 1940, Darrell “ Dash” Crofts songwriter, singer and guitarist with Seals and Crofts.

Born today in 1941, David Crosby guitarist, songwriter and singer with The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)

Born today in 1947, George Newsome drummer with The Chicago Climax Blues Band.

Born today in 1948, Bruce Thomas bass with Elvis Costello and the Attractions.

Died today in 1964, singer, songwriter and guitarist Johnny Burnette in a boating accident, aged 30.

Today in 1965, Sonny And Cher went to number in the US with “I Got You Babe”.

Today in 1965, The McCoys released “Hang On Sloopy”.

Today in 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown went to number 1 on the UK singles chart.

Today in 1971, The Who released their fifth studio album “Who’s Next”.

Died today in 1988, Robert Calvert singer and songwriter with Hawkwind of a heartattack aged 43.

Died today in 2013, Allen Lanier keyboardist and rhythm guitarist with Blue Oyster Cult.

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