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 1946, Gary Mallaber songwriter, keyboardist and drummer with The Steve Miller Band.

Born today in 1949, Greg Douglas guitarist, and songwriter with The Steve Miller Band and Greg Kihn Band.

Today in 1963, The Beatles received a gold record for “She Loves You”.

Today in 1980, The Police went to number1 on the UK album chart with “Zenyatta Mondatta”

Today in 1997, Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) was posthumously honoured by the Kennedy Center.

Died today in 2011, George “Mojo” Buford, harmonic player with Muddy Waters, aged 81.

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