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 1940, Dave Rowberry keyboardist with The Animals.

Born today in 1943, Alan Wilson songwriter, singer, guitarist and harmonica player with Canned Heat.

Born today in 1948, Jeremy Spencer songwriter, singer and guitarist with Fleetwood Mac.

Born today in 1958, Kirk Pengilly guitarist and saxophone player and with INXS.

Today in 1964, The Beach Boys went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “I Get Around”.

Today in 1966 The Lovin’ Spoonful released “Summer In The City”.

Died today in 2009, Drake “Kid” Levin songwriter and guitarist with Paul Revere And The Raiders of cancer aged 62.

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