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 1914, songwriter, singer and harmonica player “Sonny Boy” Williamson (John Lee Curtis Williamson). He is considered a pioneer of using the harmonica as a lead instrument and a major influence on later harmonic players.

Born today in 1942, Graeme Edge singer, songwriter and drummer with The Moody Blues and The Graeme Edge Band.

Born today in 1945, Eric Clapton singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith (among others) and solo.

Born today in 1950, Dave Ball songwriter, singer and guitarist with Big Bertha, Procol Harum and Bedlam.

Born today in 1964, singer, songwriter and guitarist Tracy Chapman.

Today in 1985, Phil Collins went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “One More Night”.

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