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 1941, songwriter and singer Jan Berry (William Jan Berry)

Born today in 1942, singer Billy Joe Royal.

Born today in 1943, Richard Manuel songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with The Band.

Born today in 1946, Dee Murray (David Murray Oates) bassist with Elton John.

Born today in 1949, Richard Thompson singer, songwriter, and guitarist with Fairport Convention and solo.

Died today in 2014, Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith aged 93, an influence on many other guitarists with his picking ability.

Died today in 2015, Robert “Bob” Burns Jr. original drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd in car accident aged 64.

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