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 1944, session guitarist and songwriter, Jesse Ed Davis, he recorded with many acts including John Lee Hooker and Taj Mahal and solo.

Born today in 1944, Bobby Tench, singer, songwriter and guitarist with many acts including Humble Pie, The Jeff Beck Group and solo.

Born today in 1947, Don Felder singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Eagles.

Born today in 1952, Dave Gregory keyboardist and guitarist with XTC.

Born today in 1954, Phillip “Philthy Animal” Taylor songwriter and drummer with Motörhead.

Today in 1968, Jimi Hendrix released his version of “All Along the Watchtower” in the US.

Today in 1974, Carl Douglas went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Kung Fu Fighting”.

Today in 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits went to number 1 in the US.

Today in 2004, John Fogerty released his sixth solo album “Deja Vu All Over Again”

Died today in 2009, Sam Carr drummer with Jelly Roll Kings aged 83.

Died today in 2011, John Du Cann (John Cann) singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Attack, Andromeda and Atomic Rooster aged 65.

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