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 1944 Keith “Keef” Hartley songwriter and drummer with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Keef Hartley Band and solo.

Born today in 1947, Steve Howe songwriter and guitarist with many acts including Yes, Asia, GTR and solo.

Born today in 1951, Mel Schacher bassist with Grand Funk Railroad.

Born today, 1962, Izzy Stradlin (Jeffrey Dean Isbell) songwriter and guitarist with Guns N’ Roses.

Today in 1973, Gilbert O’Sullivan went to number in the UK with “Get Down”.

Today in 1975, Aerosmith released their third studio album “Toys In The Attic”.

Today in 1977, The Clash released the self- titled debut album.

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