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 1936, guitarist and singer Snooks Eaglin (Fird Eaglin, Jr) (aka Blind Snooks Eaglin, “Lil” Snook, Ford Eaglin, Blind Guitar Ferd.)

Born today in 1938, Wolfman Jack (Robert Smith) pioneer disc jockey and the subject of “Clap For The Wolfman” by Guess Who.

Born today in 1942, songwriter and singer Edwin Starr.

Born today in 1942, Mac Davis singer and songwriter. He wrote songs for Elvis Presley including “In the Ghetto” and had a solo hit with “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me”

Born today in 1944, Chris Britton lead guitarist with The Troggs.

Born today in 1966, Wendy James songwriter and singer with Transvision Vamp.

Died today in 1983, Lamar Williams bassist with The Allman Brothers Band aged 34.

Today in 1984, Yes went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

Today in 1989, six weeks after his death Roy Orbison went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “The Legendary Roy Orbison”.

Died today in 2000, Ray Jones bassist with The Dakotas aged60.

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