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 1889, Lead Belly (Huddi Ledbetter) singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Born today in 1943, Rick Evans, songwriter, singer and guitarist with Zager and Evans.

Born today in 1945, Eric Stewart singer, songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist with The Mindbenders and10cc.

Born today in 1951, Randy California (Randy Wolfe) guitarist, singer and songwriter with Spirit.

Born today in 1952, Paul Stanley (Stanley Eisen) singer, songwriter and guitarist with Kiss.

Born today in 1952, Ian Hill, bassist with Judas Priest.

Today in 1968, John Fred and his Playboy Band went to number 1 in the US with “Judy In Disguise, (With Glasses)”.

Today in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head of what he thought was a plastic bat. It turned out to be real and alive.

Today in 1983, Def Leppard released their album “Pyromania”.

Died today in 1999, William E Albaugh drummer with The Lemon Pipers aged 53.

Died today in 2018, Jim Rodford bassist with Argent aged 76.

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