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 1928, songwriter, singer, harmonic player and guitarist

Eddie “Guitar” Burns (aka Big Ed, Big Daddy, Little Ed).

Born today in 1938, songwriter, singer and guitarist Ray Sharpe (Edward Ray Sharpe).

Born today in 1946, Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra drummer with Canned Heat.

Born today in 1961,Vince Neil (Vincent Neil Wharton) songwriter and singer with Motley Crue.

Died today in 1990, songwriter, singer and guitarist Del Shannon (Charles Westover).

Died today in 2005, Keith Knudsen songwriter, singer and drummer with The Dobbie Brothers aged 56.

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