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 1942, Peter Tork songwriter, keyboardist and bassist with The Monkees.

Born today in 1944, Anthony “Rebop” Kwaku Baah percussionist with Traffic and Can.

Born today in 1950, Peter Gabriel songwriter and singer with Genesis and solo.

Born today in 1952, Edward “Ed” Gagliardi bassist with Foreigner.

Born today in 1961, Les Warner drummer with The Cult

Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones released their album “The Rolling Stones, Now!” in the US.

Today in 1970, Black Sabbath released their debut self-titled studio album in the UK.

Today in 1972, Led Zeppelin were denied entry to Singapore when officials refused to let them off the plane because of their long hair, their concert scheduled for the 14th had to be cancelled.

Today in 1981, Phil Collins released his debut solo album “Face Value” in the UK.

Today in 1999, Blondie went to number 1 in the UK with “Maria”.

Died today in 2002, singer and songwriter Waylon Jennings aged 64.

Died today in 2010, rock pioneer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dale Hawkins aged 73.

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