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 1928, rock and roll pioneer, pianist, songwriter, singer “Fats” Domino (Antoine  Domino Jr).

Born today in 1932, songwriter, singer and guitarist Johnny Cash. His work covered country, blues and gospel and he was inducted into all three of the respective musical Halls Of Fame.

Born today in 1943, Bob “Bear” Hite songwriter, flutist, guitarist, harmonic player and singer with Canned Heat.

Born today in 1945, singer Mitch Ryder (William S. Levise Jr.).

Born today in 1950, Jonathan Cain (Jonathan Friga) songwriter, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist with Journey.

Today in 1969, Peter Sarstedt went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Where Do You Go To My Lovely?”.

Today in 1977, The Eagles went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “New Kid In Town”.

Died today in 1977, songwriter, singer and guitarist Bukka White (Booker T. Washington White) aged 67.

Died today in 2008, George “Buddy” Miles songwriter, singer and drummer with Electric Flag, Band of Gypsys, Carlos Santana and recording work with other artists and solo aged 60.

Died today in 2011, Mark Tulin bassist with The Electric Prunes aged 62.

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