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 1928, singer Koko Taylor (Cora Walton).

Born today in 1943, Nick St. Nicholas (Klaus Kassbaum) singer, songwriter and bassist with Steppenwolf.

Born today in 1950, Paul Burgess drummer with 10cc.

Born today in 1952, Andy Ward drummer with Camel.

Born today in 1954, George Lynch songwriter and guitarist with Dokken.

Died today in 1967, Rory Storm (Alan Caldwell) songwriter and singer with Rory Storm and The Hurricanes aged 34.

Today in 1970, Eric Burdon and War were awarded a Gold record for “Spill the Wine”.

Today in 1974, Bad Company went to number 1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album.

Today in 1980, The Police went to number 1 in the UK with “Don’t Stand So Close To Me”.

Today in 1991, Guns N’ Roses went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Use Your Illusion II”.

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