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 1945, Peter Lewis songwriter, singer and guitarist with Moby Grape.

Born today in 1946, songwriter and singer Linda Ronstadt.

Born today in 1947, Peter Banks (Peter Brockbanks) guitarist with Yes.

Born today in 1948, Thomas “Artimus” Pyle drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd .

Born today in 1949, Trevor Horn songwriter, singer and bassist with Buggles, Art Of Noise and Yes.

Born today in 1952, Jeff Carlisli songwriter and guitarist with 38 Special.

Born today in 1952, Johnny Thunders (John Genzale) songwriter, singer and guitarist with The New York Dolls, Johnny Thunder and The Heartbreakers and solo.

Born today in 1956, Joe Satriani songwriter and guitarist with Chickenfoot and solo. .

Born today in 1956, Marky Ramone (Mark Bell) drummer with The Ramones.

Born today in 1966, Jason Bonham drummer with a variety of acts. Jason played with a reformed Led Zeppelin taking his late father’s place at both the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert and the 02 tribute to Ahmet Ertegün concert.

Today in 1972, Elton John went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Honky Chateau”.

Today in 1978, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Some Girls”.

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