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 1944, Booker T Jones songwriter and keyboardist with Booker T and The MGs.

Born today in 1945, Neil Young singer, songwriter and guitarist with Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Young and solo.

Born today in 1947, Buck Dharma (Donald Roeser) songwriter and guitarist with Blue Oyster Cult.

Born today in 1948, Errol Brown songwriter and singer with Hot Chocolate.

Died today in 2003, Tony Thompson drummer with The Power Station aged 48.

Died today in 2008, John “Mitch” Mitchell drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience aged 62.

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