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 1935, Peter Grant manager of Led Zeppelin. Acknowledged as being responsible for changing the way record companies and promoters dealt with acts.

Born today in 1942, Allan Clarke lead singer and harmonic player with The Hollies.

Born today in 1944, songwriter and singer Crispian St. Peters (Robin Peter Smith)

Born today in 1951, Les Binks (James Leslie Binks) drummer with Judas Priest.

Born today in 1951 David “Dave” McArtney singer, songwriter and guitarist with Hello Sailor, Dave McArtney, The Pink Flamingos and solo.

Died today in 1981, Bob “The Bear” Hite songwriter and singer with Canned Heat aged 38.

Died today in 1998, Collin “Cozy” Powell drummer with many groups including The Jeff Beck Group and Rainbow aged 50.

Died today in 2007, Mark St. John (Mark Norton) guitarist with KISS aged 51.

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