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 1948, Richard Tandy keyboardist with Electric Light Orchestra.

Born today in 1948, Steven Tyler (Steven Tallarico) songwriter and singer with Aerosmith.

Born today in 1949, Fran Sheehan bassist with Boston.

Died today in 1976, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony “Duster” Bennett in a car crash aged 29.

Today in 2000, Santana went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Supernatural”.

Died today in 2002, Randy Castillo songwriter and drummer with several acts including Ozzy Osbourne aged 51.

Died today in 2004, singer and songwriter Jan Berry of Jan and Dean aged 62.

Died today in 2005, Paul Hester drummer with Split Enz and Crowded House aged 46.

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