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 1917, harmonica player “Big Walter” aka “Shakey” Horton (Walter Horton).

Born today in 1944, John Stax bassist and harmonica player with the Pretty Things.

Born today in 1960, Warren Haynes songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule.

Today in 1968, Simon and Garfunkel went to number 1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack to the movie “The Graduate”.

Today in 1974, Blue Swede went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Hooked On A Feeling”.

Died today in 2004, Niki Sullivan songwriter and guitarist with The Crickets aged 66.

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Today in Rock History

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