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 1921, songwriter, singer and guitarist Lowell Fulson.

Born today in 1942, guitarist Hugh McCracken who recorded as a session musician with many acts including Steely Dan and Van Morrison.

Born today in 1944, Mick Ralphs songwriter and guitarist with Mott The Hoople and Bad Company.

Born today in 1946, Allan “Al” Nichol songwriter and guitarist with The Turtles.

Born today in 1948, Thiis Van Leer singer, organist and flutist with Focus.

Born today in 1953, Sean Hooper keyboardist with Huey Lewis and the News.

Born today in 1955, Angus Young songwriter and guitarist with AC/DC.

Today in 1958, Chuck Berry released “Johnny B. Goode”.

Today in 1976, Led Zeppelin released their 7th studio album “Presence”.

Today in 1992, Def Leppard released their 5th studio album “Adrenalize”.

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