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 1926, Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones songwriter, singer and guitarist. A major influence on rock as he was among the first to deliberately use distortion on his guitar. Acknowledged as an influence on Buudy Guy, Albert Collins, Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix.

Born today in 1941, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Sarstedt,

Born today in 1946, Christopher “Ace” Kefford singer and bassist with The Move.

Today in 1966, The Beach Boys went to number 1 in the US with “Good Vibrations”.

Killed today in 1967, singer and songwriter Otis Redding in an aircraft crash aged 26 His death was three days after he recorded “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”

Today in 1975, “The Who by Numbers” was certified gold.

Today in 1976, “Wings Over America” the triple live album by Wings was released.

Today in 1988, Chicago went to number 1 in the US with “Look Away”.

Died today in 1999, Rick Danko bassist, songwriter and singer with The Band aged 55.

Today in 2007, the remaining members of Led Zeppelin played their first full concert in 19 years as part of the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert. Jason Bonham the son of drummer John Bonham taking his father’s place.

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