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 1929, Chuck Rio (Danny Flores) songwriter and saxophonist with The Champs.

Born today in 1959, Richie Sambora songwriter and lead guitarist with Bon Jovi.

Today in 1969, David Bowie released “Space Oddity” to coincide with the impending lunar landing by Apollo 11.

Today in 1969, The Rolling Stones released “Honky Tonk Women” in the US.

Today in 1970, Three Dog Night went to number1 in the US with “Mama Told Me Not To Come”.

Today in 1970, the soundtrack to the 1969 Woodstock concert went to number 1 on the US album chart.

Today in 1987, Heart went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Alone”.

Died today in 2014, Tommy Ramone (Tamás Erdélyi) songwriter and drummer with The Ramones aged 65.

Today in 1994, The Rolling Stones released “Voodoo Lounge”.

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