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 1937, songwriter, singer and guitarist Magic Sam (Samuel Maghett).

Born today in 1944, guitarist Denny Zager with Zager and Evans.

Born today in 1945, Vic Briggs pianist and guitarist with Eric Burdon and The Animals.

Born today in 1950, Roger Fisher songwriter and guitarist with Heart.

Born today in 1951, Kenny Hyslop drummer with Simple Minds.

Today in 1968, Manfred Mann went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with their version of “The Mighty Quinn”.

Today in 1970, The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the “Live At Leeds” album, which is widely regarded as one of the finest live rock albums.

Today in 1987, Bon Jovi went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Livin’ On A Prayer”.

Died today in 1989, Vincent Crane songwriter and keyboardist with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster.

Died today in 1999, singer, songwriter, guitarist and rock pioneer Buddy Knox.

Died today in 2002, Mick Tucker drummer with Sweet.

Died today in 2010, Doug Fieger songwriter, guitarist and singer with The Knack.

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