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 1933, Don Wilson guitarist with The Ventures.

Born today in 1949, Nigel Olsson drummer with the Elton John band.

Born today in 1962, Clifford “Cliff” Burton songwriter and bassist with Metallica.

Today in 1970, Frank Beard, Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons played their first gig as ZZ Top at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Beaumont Texas.

Today in 1971, Carole King released the album “Tapestry”.

Today in 1973, Elton John had his first UK number 1 album with “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player”.

Died today in 1975, Dave Alexander founding member, songwriter and bassist with The Stooges aged 27

Today in 1978, Van Halen released their debut album “Van Halen”.

Today in 1979, Rod Stewart went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”.

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