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 1946, John “J” Geils songwriter and guitarist with The J. Geils Band.

Born today in 1948, Billy Zoom (Tyson Kindell) guitarist with X.

Born today in 1950, Walter Becker bassist, guitarist, singer and songwriter with Steely Dan.

Born today in 1951, Randy California (Randy Wolfe) songwriter, singer and guitarist with Spirit.

Born today in 1954, Jonathan “Jon” Brant songwriter and bassist with Cheap Trick.

Born today in 1960, Kee Marcello (Kjell Löfbom) guitarist with Europe.

Today in 1979, George Harrison released his 8th solo album “George Harrison”.

Today in 1993, 34 years after his death Buddy Holly went to number 1 on the UK album chart with the “Words of Love” compilation album.

Today in 2003, 100 people died at a Great White concert, including guitarist Ty Longley after pyrotechnics ignited a fire.

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