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, Gerry McGee guitarist with The Ventures.

Born today in 1938, singer, songwriter and guitarist Gordon Lightfoot.

Born today in 1944, Harold Eugene “Gene” Clark singer and songwriter with The Byrds.

Born today in 1946, Martin Barre guitarist with Jethro Tull.

Born today in 1947, Rod Clements founder, singer, songwriter, bassist and guitarist with Lindisfarne.

Today in 1966, The Beach Boys went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Good Vibrations”.

Today in 1971, Faces released their third album “A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse”.

Died today in 1979, John Glascock bassist with Chicken Shack, Camel and Jethro Tull aged 26.

Died today in 1995, Alan Hull singer, songwriter, keyboards and guitarist with Lindisfarne aged 50.

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