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 1950, Rickey Medlocke songwriter, singer and guitarist with Blackfoot and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Today in 1966, Nancy Sinatra went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “These Boots Are Made For Walking”.

Today in 1973, War went to number 1 on the US album chart with “The World Is A Ghetto”.

Today in 1973, Free played their final show before dis-banding.

Today in 1975, AC/DC released their debut album “High Voltage” in Australia (it would be re-released internationally with additional/different tracks in 1976)

Today in 1976, The Eagles released their “Greatest Hits 1971 – 1975” album.

Today in 1979, Blondie went to number1 on the UK album chart with “Parallel Lines”.

Died today in 2012, Michael Davis songwriter and bassist with MC5.

Died today in 2014, Bob Casale songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist with Devo.

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