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 1950, Danny Federici keyboardist with The E Street Band.

Born today in 1953, Robin Zander songwriter, singer and rhythm guitarist with Cheap Trick.

Born today in 1959, Earl Falconer bassist with UB40.

Today in 1976, David Bowie released his 10th studio album “Station to Station”.

Died today in 1978, Terry Kath songwriter, singer and guitarist with Chicago aged 31.

Died today in 1990, Allen Collins (Larkin Allen Collins) founding member, songwriter, and guitarist with Lynyrd Skynyrd aged 37.

Died today in 2016, Jimmy Bain songwriter and bassist with many acts including Dio and Raninbow aged 68.

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