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 1941, Tom McGuinness songwriter, bassist and guitarist with Manfred Mann.

Born today in 1960, Rick Savage songwriter and bassist with Def Leppard.

Today in 1967, The Monkees went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Daydream Believer” and to number 1 on the album chart with “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd”.

Today in 1978, Rod Stewart went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”.

Died today in 2006, Mariska Veres (Maria Ender) singer with Shocking Blue aged 59.

Died today in 2006, David Mount drummer with Mud aged 59.

Died today in 2009, Eric Woolfson singer, songwriter and keyboardist with The Alan Parsons Project aged 64.

Died today in 2014, Bobby Keys session and touring saxophone player for many acts including John Lennon, Humble Pie, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Rolling Stones aged 70.

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