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.

Born today in 1943, Randy Bachman guitarist, songwriter with The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Born today in 1947, songwriter and singer, Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday).

Born today in 1953, Greg Ham songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Men At Work.

Today in 1973, Grand Funk Railroad went to number 1 in the US with “We’re An American Band”.

Died today in 1979, Jimmy McCullough songwriter, singer and guitarist with Thunder Clap Newman, Stone The Crows and Wings aged 26.

Died today in 1986, Cliff Burton bassist with Metallica aged 24.

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