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.

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Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1942, Paul Jones (Paul Pond) songwriter, singer and harmonic player with Manfred Mann.

Born today in 1944, Nicky Hopkins songwriter, arranger, pianist and organist who recorded with a great many groups/acts including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jeff beck and The Kinks, along with solo work.

Born today in 1947, Lonnie Turner founding member, songwriter and bassist with The Steve Miller Band.

Born today in 1947, Rupert Holmes songwriter, producer and singer.

Born today in 1950, songwriter, singer and guitarist, George Thorogood.

Today in 1975, Led Zeppelin released their sixth album “Physical Graffiti”.

Today in 1976, “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” by The Eagles was certified platinum.

Died today in 1988, songwriter, singer and pianist Memphis Slim (John Chatman aka Pete Chatman).

Died today in 2014, Francis “Franny” Beecher composer and guitarist with The Comets.

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