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 1941, singer and songwriter Ray Stevens.

Born today in 1941, singer, songwriter and guitarist Neil Diamond.

Born today in 1947, singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Warren Zevon.

Born today in 1948, Michael Des Barres songwriter and singer with Silverhead, Detective, Chequered Past and The Michael Des Barres Band.

Born today 1949, John Belushi singer with The Blues Brothers.

Born today in 1954, Nigel Glockler drummer with Saxon.

Born today in 1955, Julian “Jools” Holland keyboardist and singer with Squeeze.

Today in 1958, Elvis Presley entered the UK singles chart at number 1 with “Jailhouse Rock” it was the first time a single had entered the UK chart at number 1.

Today in 1978, Randy Newman went to number in the US with “Short People”.

Died today in 2017, Claude “Butch” Trucks drummer with The Allman Brothers Band.

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