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 1949, Lamar Williams bassist with The Allman Brothers Band (72-76).

Born today in 1959, Geoff Tate songwriter, singer, saxophone and keyboardist with Queensryche.

Born today in 1959, Carl “Chas” Smith aka Chas Smash (Cathal Smyth) singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Madness.

Today in 1966, David Jones changed his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from the Monkees. He would later explain that he chose “Bowie” because he likes that “big American bear-killin’ knife” and also today in 1977 David Bowie released the album “Low”.

Today in 1975, Three Dog Night were awarded a Gold record for their album “Joy to the World – Their Greatest Hits”.

Today in 1975, Joe Walsh was presented a Gold record for his third solo album “So What”.

Today in 1978, the album “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac set a record by being at number 1 on the US album chart for 31 weeks.

Died today in 1992, Jerry Nolan drummer with The New York Dolls aged 45.

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