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 1934, songwriter, singer, guitarist and rock and roll pioneer Johnny Burnette.

Born today in 1942, singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin.

Born today in 1947, songwriter, singer and pianist Elton Hercules John (Reginald Dwight).

Born today in 1947, Brinsley Schwarz songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with Brinsley Schwarz and The Rumour.

Born today in 1949, Neil Jones guitarist with Amen Corner.

Today in 1965, Eric Clapton quit The Yardbirds over the release of “For Your Love” and the band pursuing a more commercial sound rather than the blues.

Born today in 1966, songwriter, singer and guitarist Jeff Healey (Norman Jeffrey Healey).

Today in 1967, The Turtles went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Happy Together”.

Today in 1972, America went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Horse With No Name”.

Today in 1977, “Night Moves” the album by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band was certified Platinum.

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