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 1949, Andy Scott guitarist with Sweet.

Born today in 1953, Hal Lindes guitarist with Dire Straits.

Today in 1973, Slade went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Skweeze Me Pleeze Me”.

Today in 1971, Paul Revere And The Raiders received a Gold record for “Indian Reservation”

Today in 1973, George Harrison’s “Give Me Love” went to number 1 in the US.

Today in 1984, Huey Lewis and the News went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Sports”.

Died today in 2001, songwriter and guitarist Chet Atkins aged 77.

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