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 1946, Ronald “Skip” Prokop drummer and singer with The Paupers and Lighthouse.

Born today in 1948, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter songwriter and guitarist with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers

Born today in 1948, Theodore “Ted” Nugent songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Amboy Dukes, Damn Yankees and solo.

Born today in 1949, Tom Verlaine (Thomas Miller) songwriter, singer, keyboardist and guitarist with Television.

Born today in 1950, David “Davy” O’List guitarist with The Attack, The Nice and Roxy Music.

Born today in 1953,Berton Averre lead guitarist with The Knack.

Today in 1962, Elvis Presley went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Return To Sender”.

Died today in 2002, Zalamn “Zal” Yanovsky songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Lovin Spoonful aged 57.

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