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, Dave Greenslade songwriter and keyboardist with Colosseum and Greenslade.

Today in 1964, “Glad All Over” by The Dave Clark Five went to number 1 on the UK singles chart.

Today in 1974, Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke (both ex Free), Mick Ralphs (ex Mott The Hoople) and Raymond “Boz” Burrell (ex King Crimson) formed Bad Company.

Died today in 2014, Dennis Frederiksen songwriter and singer with several groups including Toto and Le Roux.

Died today in 2015, Dallas Taylor session drummer for several acts including Crosby, Stills And Nash (and Young) aged 66.

Died today in 2016, Glenn Frey singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist with Eagles and solo aged 67.

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