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 discuss 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 1948, John Lees songwriter, singer and guitarist with Barclay James Harvest.

Born today in 1954, Trevor Rabin songwriter, singer and guitarist with Yes.

Born today in 1957, Don Snow (aka Jonn Savannah) multi-instrumentalist with many acts including Squeeze, Tina Turner and Van Morrison.

Born today in 1961, Graham “Suggs” McPherson singer and songwriter with Madness.

Today in 1968, Johnny Cash went to Folsom State Prison in California to record a live album. It was later released as “Live At Folsom Prison”.

Died today in 2016, manager and producer Giorgio Gomelsky. Owner of the Crawdaddy Club he was involved in early management and promotion of The Rolling Stones who were the Crawdaddy house band at the time. He was also early manager and producer of The Yardbirds who had replaced the Stones as the resident band.

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