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 1942, songwriter, singer and guitarist Johnny Rivers (John Ramistella)

Born today in 1943, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson).

Born today in 1960, Tommy Thayer songwriter and guitarist, with Black ‘N Blue and Kiss.

Today in 1975 Elton John went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Rock Of The Westies”.

Today in 1987, Bruce Springsteen went to number 1 on the US album charts with “Tunnel Of Love”.

Died today in 2017, Pentti “Whitey” Glan session and touring drummer with Lou Reed and Alice Copper, aged 71.

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