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 1926, singer, songwriter and guitarist R.L. (Robert Lee) Burnside.

Born today in 1940, Freddie Marsden drummer with Gerry and the Pacemakers.

Today in 1974, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US album chart with “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll”.

Today in 1974, Billy Swan went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “I Can Help”.

Today in 1976, Queen went to number 1 in the UK with “Bohemian Rhapsody” it would stay at number 1 until the end of January 1977.

Today in 1991, Genesis went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “We Can’t Dance”.

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