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 1954, Craig Chaquico guitarist with Jefferson Starship and Starship.

Born today in 1945, Bryan Ferry songwriter and singer with Roxy Music and solo.

Born today in 1948, Stuart Tosh drummer with early versions of The Alan Parsons Project.

Born today in 1948, Tiran Porter songwriter, singer, guitarist and bassist with The Doobie Brothers.

Born today in 1954, Cesar Rosas songwriter, singer and guitarist with Los Lobos.

Today in 1964, Roy Orbison went to number 1 in the US with “Oh, Pretty Woman”.

Today in 1969, The Beatles released their album “ Abbey Road”.

Today in 1995, AC/DC released their album “Ballbreaker”.

Died today in 2003, singer and songwriter Robert Palmer aged 54.

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