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, singer and guitarist John Hammond Jr.

Born today in 1949, Roger Steen songwriter and guitarist with The Tubes.

Born today in 1949, songwriter, singer and guitarist Terry Reid.

Born today in 1951, Bill Gibson drummer with Huey Lewis and The News.

Born today in 1953, Andrew Ranken drummer with The Pogues

Today in 1964, The Rolling Stones released “Little Red Rooster” in the UK.

Today in 1971, Slade went to number 1 on the UK number single chart with “Coz I Luv You”.

Today in 1971, Santana went to number on the US album chart with “Santana 3”.

Today in 1976, Rod Stewart went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Tonight’s The Night”.

Today in 1976, Led Zeppelin went to number 1 in the UK album charts with “The Song Remains The Same”.

Today in 1982, Men At Work number 1 on the US album chart with their debut album “Business As Usual”.

Died today in 1992, Ronnie Bond drummer with The Troggs aged 52.

Today in 1995, The Rolling Stones released the part live/part studio album “Stripped”.

Died today in 2016, singer, songwriter and pianist Leon Russell aged 74.

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