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, singer, songwriter and pianist Joe “Pinetop” Perkins.

Born today in 1940, Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) songwriter, drummer and singer with The Beatles and solo.

Born today in 1941, Jim Rodford bassist with Argent.

Born today in 1947, Rob Townsend drummer with Family and The Blues Band.

Born today in 1948, Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt songwriter and guitarist with Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond.

Today in 1966, The Kinks went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Sunny Afternoon”.

Today in 1984 Bruce Springsteen went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Born In The USA”.

Today in 1980, Led Zeppelin played their last concert with drummer John Bonham when they appeared at Eissporthalle, West Berlin.

Today in 2003, The Darkness released their debut studio album “Permission To Land”.

Died today in 2006, Roger “Syd” Barrett singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of Pink Floyd from complications arising from diabetes aged 60.

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