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 1936, songwriter, singer, drummer and harmonic player Samuel “Sam” Myers.

Born today in 1946, Paul Dean songwriter and lead guitarist with Loverboy.

Born today in 1946, Pierre Van Den Linden drummer with Brain Box and Focus.

Born today in 1948, Mark Andes songwriter and bassist with Spirit, Firefall and Heart.

Born today in 1948, Tony Iommi (Frank Anthony Iommi) songwriter and guitarist with Black Sabbath.

Born today in 1949, Eddie Hardin singer, songwriter and keyboardist with The Spencer Davis Group.

Today in 1949, John Lee Hooker went to number 1 on the US R&B charts with “Boogie Chillen”.

Born today in 1950, Andy Powell singer, songwriter and guitarist with Wishbone Ash.

Born today in 1954, Francis Buchholz bassist with the Scorpions.

Today in 1972, Harry Nilsson went to number 1 in the US with “Without You”.

Today in 1977, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, went to number 1 in the US with “Blinded By The Light”.

Died today in 1980, Bon Scott songwriter and singer with AC/DC aged 33.

Died today in 2009, Kelly Groucutt bassist with Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).

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