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 1947, Anthony “Top” Topham original lead guitarist with The Yardbirds and subsequent solo work.

Born today in 1948, Paul Barrere songwriter, singer and guitarist with Little Feat.

Born today in 1952, Andy Fraser songwriter and bassist with Free.

Born today in 1956, Stephen Pearcy songwriter and singer with Ratt.

Today in 1968, The Equals went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Baby Come Back”.

Today in 1969, Brian Jones songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with the Rolling Stones was found dead in his swimming pool.

Today in 1971, Jim Morrison songwriter and singer with The Doors was found dead in the bath.

Died today in 1972, songwriter, singer and guitarist “Mississippi” Fred McDowell aged 68.

Today in 1986, Greg Carroll roadie with U2 and assistant to Bono was killed in a motorcycle accident in Dublin aged 26. U2 would write “One Tree Hill” as a tribute.

Died today in 2008, Colin Cooper songwriter, singer and harmonica, saxophone player with The Climax Blues Band aged 69.

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