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 1941, Paul Kantner songwriter and guitarist with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

Born today in 1944, John Sebastian songwriter, guitarist, harmonic player and lead singer with The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Born today in 1944, Pat (aka John) Mcauley keyboardist and drummer with Them.

Born today in 1946, Harold Brown drummer with War.

Born today in 1948, Pat Lloyd guitarist with The Equals.

Born today in 1951, Scott Gorham (William Scott Gorham) songwriter and guitarist with Thin Lizzy.

Died today in 1990, Richard “Ric/Rick” Grech bassist with Blind Faith and Ginger Baker’s Airforce aged 44.

Died today in 2009, singer and harmonic player “Mad Dog” Lester Davenport aged 77.

Died today in 2019, Bernie Tormé songwriter and guitarist with several acts including Gillian, and Atomic Rooster, one day short of his 67th birthday.

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