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 1913, songwriter, singer and guitarist Smiley Lewis (Overton Lemons).

Born today in 1938, songwriter and singer Ronnie Self.

Born today 1944, Jaime “Robbie” Robertson songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Band.

Born today in 1950, Michael Monarch guitarist with Steppenwolf.

Born today in 1950, Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III) songwriter and singer with Huey Lewis and the News”

Born today in 1954, Jimmy Crespo songwriter and guitarist with Aerosmith.

Born today in 1959, pianist, songwriter and singer Marc Cohn.

Today in 1969, The Who released “I’m Free.”

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