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:

Founded today in 1902, The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company. Gibson users include Chuck Berry, Billy Gibbons, Peter Green, Tony Iommi, King, Jimmy Page, Slash, Eddie Van Halen and Angus Young.

Born today in 1945, Alan Cartwright bassist (72-76) with Procol Harum.

Born today in 1954, David Lee Roth songwriter and singer with Van Halen and solo.

Born today in 1959, Kirsty MacColl singer and songwriter.

Today in 1969, King Crimson released their debut album “In the Court of the Crimson King”.

Toady in 1970, Black Sabbath went to number 1 on the UK album charts with their second album “Paranoid”.

Today in 1970, Neil Diamond went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Cracklin’ Rosie”.

Today in 1975, Deep Purple released their tenth album “Come Taste the Band”.

Today in 1981, The Police went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Ghost In The Machine”.

Today in 1987, Whitesnake went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Here I Go Again”.

Died today in 2015, Steve MacKay saxophonist with The Stooges and session work with others including The Violent Femmes aged 66.

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