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 1937, Roger Lavern (Roger Jackson) keyboardist with The Tornados.

Born today in 1945, Chris Dreja songwriter, guitarist and bassist with The Yardbirds.

Born today in 1945, Vince Martell (Vincent Martellucci) guitarist with Vanilla Fudge.

Born today in 1946, Len “Chip” Hawkes bassist with The Tremeloes.

Born today in 1953, Andy Partridge singer, songwriter and guitarist with XTC.

Today in 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis released “Great Balls of Fire”.

Died today in 1972, Berry Oakley bassist with The Allman Brothers when his motorcycle hit a bus aged 24.

Died today 2007, John Petersen drummer with Beau Brummels and Harper’s Bizarre aged 65.

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