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 1909, singer and guitarist Robert Nighthawk (Robert Lee McCollum aka Robert Lee McCoy).

Born today in 1915, singer and guitarist Walter “Brownie” McGhee.

Born today in 1943, Leo Lyons songwriter and bassist with Ten Years After.

Born today in 1945, Roger Glover, songwriter and bassist with Deep Purple and Rainbow.

Born today in 1953, David Sancious original keyboardist with E Street Band.

Born today in 1955, Billy Idol (William Broad) songwriter and singer with Generation X and solo.

Born today in 1957, John Ashton songwriter and guitarist with The Psychedelic Furs.

Today in 1979, Pink Floyd released “The Wall”.

Died today in 2000, Scott Smith bassist for Loverboy swept of his boat by a wave aged 45.

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