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 1905, singer and guitarist John Henry Barbee.

Born today in 1936, singer and harmonic player Carey Bell (Carey Bell Harrington).

Born today in 1940, Freddie Garrity singer with Freddie and The Dreamers.

Born today in 1948, James Young singer, songwriter and guitarist with Styx.

Born today in 1951, Frankie Banali drummer with Quiet Riot.

Born today in 1956, Alec John Such bassist with Bon Jovi.

Today in 1970, Santana released his version of “Black Magic Woman” in the US.

Today in 1981, The Police went to number 1 on the UK single chart with “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”.

Died today in 1992, John Cascella keyboardist with John Mellencamp.

Today in 1992, Bon Jovi went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Keep The Faith”.

Today in 2004, U2 went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Vertigo”.

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