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, Brian Jones songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with The Rolling Stones.

Born today in 1945, Ronnie Rosman keyboardist with Tommy James and The Shondells.

Born today in 1957, Cindy Wilson songwriter and singer with The B-52’s.

Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Rolling Stones No.2”.

Today in 1970, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon And Garfunkel went to number 1 in the US.

Today in 1970, Led Zeppelin played a gig in Copenhagen as “The Nobs” after Frau Eva von Zeppelin a descendent of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin threatened to sue if the family name was used in Denmark.

Died today in 1985, David Byron songwriter and singer with Uriah Heep aged 38.

Died today in 2007, William “Billy” Thorpe songwriter and lead singer with Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs and solo aged 60.

Died today in 2008, Mike Smith songwriter, keyboardist and lead singer with The Dave Clark Five aged 64.

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