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 1941, Roy Crewdson guitarist with Freddie & the Dreamers.

Born today 1945, Gary Brooker songwriter, pianist and lead singer with Procol Harum.

Born today in 1949, Francis Rossi songwriter, guitarist and singer with Status Quo.

Born today in 1960, Mel Gaynor drummer with Simple Minds.

Born today in 1961, singer, songwriter and guitarist Melissa Etheridge.

Today in 1965, The Beach Boys went to number 1 in the US with “Help Me Rhonda”.

Today in 1969, Crosby, Stills & Nash released their self-titled debut album.

Today in 1971, “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones went to number 1 in the US.

Died today in 1989 John Cipollina, guitarist with Quicksilver Messenger Service and Copperhead aged 45.

Today in 1999 the remains of Philip Kramer, bassist and singer with Iron Butterfly were found in a car wreck at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, California. He had disappeared February 12 1995.

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