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 1934, Clyde “Skip” Battin vocalist and bassist with The Byrds and at various times with The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Born today in 1947, Dennis DeYoung songwriter, keyboardist and co-vocals with Styx.

Born today in 1948, Keith Knudsen drummer and co-vocalist with The Doobie Brothers.

Born today in 1953, Robin “Robbie” Bachman original drummer with Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Born today in 1955, Brian James songwriter and guitarist with The Damned.

Today in 1965, The Kinks went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Tired Of Waiting For You”.

Today in 1972, the Neil Young album “Harvest” was certified gold.

Today in 1974, Kiss released their self-titled debut album.

Today in 1974, Ringo Starr released “Oh My My”.

Today in 1986, Dire Straits went to number 1 on the UK album charts with “Brothers in Arms”.

Today in 1990, Freddie Mercury made his final public appearance on stage when he joined the rest of Queen to collect a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

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