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 1943, Dick Taylor songwriter and guitarist with The Pretty Things.

Today in 1978, Fleetwood Mac went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Rumours”.

Died today in 1983, singer and songwriter Billy Fury (Ronald Wycherley) aged 42.

Died today in 2005, Jim Capaldi (Nicola James Capaldi) singer, songwriter and drummer with Traffic aged 61.

Died today 2009, Billy Powell songwriter and keyboardist with Lynyrd Skynyrd aged 56.

Died today in 2016, Paul Kantner, songwriter, guitarist and singer with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship aged 74.

Died today in 2016, Signe Anderson the original female singer with Jefferson Airplane aged 74.

Died today in 2017, Geoff Nicholls keyboardist with Black Sabbath aged 68.

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