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 1925, singer and guitarist Bill Haley.

Born today 1945, Rik Elswit lead guitarist with Dr Hook.

Born today in 1949, Mike Shrieve drummer with Santana.

Today in 1968, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Jumpin Jack Flash”.

Died today in 1971, singer, songwriter and trumpet player Louis Armstrong aged 69.

Today in 1973, Queen released their debut single “Keep Yourself Alive”.

Today in 1985, Phil Collins went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Sussudio”.

Died today in 2003, Clyde “Skip” Battin bassist, pianist, singer and songwriter with The Byrds aged 69.

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