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, Steve Perry songwriter, and singer with Journey and solo.

Born today in 1949, J.P. Pennington (James Preston Pennington) songwriter and guitarist with Exile.

Born today in 1956, Steve Riley drummer with several acts including W.A.S.P and L.A. Guns.

Born today in 1960, Michael Hutchence songwriter and singer with INXS.

Born today in 1965, Steven Adler (Michael Coletti) songwriter and drummer with Guns N’ Roses.

Today in 1972, Don McLean went to number 1 on the US album chart with “American Pie”.

Today in 1977, Wings went to number 1 on the US album chart with  “Wings Over America”.

Died today in 1994, Rhett Forrester songwriter and singer with Riot aged 37.

Today in 2000, Santana went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Supernatural”.

Died today in 2017, Peter “Overend” Watts bassist, guitarist and singer with Mott The Hoople aged 69.

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