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 1937, David Palmer keyboardist with Jethro Tull.

Born today in 1945, Peter Cruickshank bassist with The Groundhogs

Born today in 1949, Roy “The Professor” Brittan keyboardist with The E Street Band.

Born today in 1952, Johnny Colla songwriter, saxophonist and guitarist with Huey Lewis And The News.

Born today in 1954, Pete Briquette (Patrick Cusack) bassist with The Boomtown Rats.

Today in 1969, Thunderclap Newman went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Something In The Air”.

Today in 1973, Grand Funk Railroad released “We’re An American Band”.

Today in 1988,Tracy Chapman went to number 1 on the UK album chart with her self-titled debut LP.

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