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 1943, Floyd Sneed drummer with Three Dog Night.

Born today in 1947, Rod Price songwriter and guitarist with Black Cat Bones and Foghat.

Born today in 1950, Martina “Tina” Weymouth songwriter, singer and bassist with Talking Heads.

Born today in 1950, Steve Van Zandt guitarist with E Street Band.

Today in 1968, The Beatles released their ninth album “The Beatles” better known as “The White Album”.

Today in 1975, Billy Connolly went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with a parody of the song “D.I.V.O.R.C.E.”

Died today in 1997, Michael Hutchence songwriter and singer with INXS.

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