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, Forrest “Dickey” Betts songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band.

Born today in 1944, Rob Tyner (Robert Derminer) singer with MC5.

Born today in 1946, Dennis “Denny” Dias guitarist with Steely Dan.

Born today in 1953, Bruce Kulick songwriter and guitarist with several groups including Kiss.

Today in 1963, The Beatles went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.

Died today in 1985, Ian Stewart pianist and road manager with The Rolling Stones of a heart attack in his doctor’s waiting room aged 47. Aside from The Rolling Stones he also recorded with other acts including Led Zeppelin and George Thorogood.

Died today in 2007, songwriter, singer, guitarist and rock pioneer Ike Turner, aged 76.

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