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 1944, Michael “Mick” Avory drummer with The Kinks.

Born today in 1945, John Helliwell woodwinds and saxophone with Supertramp.

Born today in 1947, David Brown bassist with Santana.

Born today in 1957, Jake E. Lee songwriter and guitarist with Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands.

Born today in 1959, Alistair “Ali” Campbell songwriter and singer with UB40.

Today in 1964, The Beatles went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Meet The Beatles!”

Died today in 1968, songwriter, singer and harmonica player Little Walter (Marion Walter Jacobs) one of the first harmonic players/musicians to deliberately use distorted amplification.

Today in 1969, Sly and the Family Stone went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Everyday People”.

Today in 1975, Linda Ronstadt went to number 1 in the US with “You’re No Good”.

Today in 1975, Rush released their second album  “Fly by Night”.

Died today in 1981, Mike Bloomfield songwriter and guitarist with several acts including The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Electric Flag, and solo.

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