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 1937, songwriter, singer and guitarist Luther Allison.


Born today in 1949, John Thomas “Sib” Hashian drummer with Boston from 1976-1983.

Born today in 1953, Kevin Rowland singer and songwriter with Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

Born today in 1955, Colin Moulding songwriter, vocals and bassist with XTC.

Today in 1968, Deep Purple released “Hush” in the US.

Today in 1968, The Doors went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Waiting For The Sun”.

Today in 1974, “461 Ocean Boulevard” by Eric Clapton went to number 1on the US album chart.

Died today in 2018, songwriter, singer and pianist Aretha Franklin aged 76.

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