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.

Born today in 1948, Paul Newton songwriter and bassist with Uriah Heap.

Born today in 1949, Jerry Harrison songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist with Talking Heads.

Born today in 1951, Vince Welnick keyboardist with The Tubes.

Today in 1964, The Hollies released “Just One Look”.

Today in 1964, The Rolling Stones released “Not Fade Away”.

Today in 1970, Simon And Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” entered the UK album chart at number 1.

Today in 1972, Led Zeppelin released ”Rock and Roll/Four Sticks” as a 7 inch single in the US.

Today in 1981, REO Speedwagon went to number 1 on the Billboard album chart with “Hi Infidelity”.

Died today in 2004, Les Gray lead singer with Mud aged 57.

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