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 1944, Bonnie Bramlett  (nee O’Farrell) singer with Delaney and Bonnie.

Born today in 1945, Don Murray drummer with The Turtles.

Born today in 1946, Roy Wood singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Move and Wizzard.

Born today in 1946, The Big Figure (John Martin) drummer with Dr Feelgood.

Born today in 1949, singer, songwriter and guitarist Bonnie Raitt,

Today in 1971, Led Zeppelin released their 4th (untitled) album.

Today in 1972, Carly Simon released “You’re So Vain.”

Today in 1976, George Harrison released the compilation album  “The Best Of George Harrison”.

Today in 1986, Boston went to number 1 in the US for the only time with “Amanda”.

Died today in 2003, Guy Speranza songwriter and singer with Riot aged 47.

Today in 2008, AC/DC went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Black Ice”.

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