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 1929, singer and songwriter “Screamin” Jay Hawkins.

Born today in 1931, Thomas “Papa Dee” Allen percussionist with War.

Born today in 1938, Ian “Stu” Stewart keyboardist and founding member of the The Rolling Stones.

Born today n 1939, Brian Auger keyboardist with Steampacket.

Born today in 1941, singer, songwriter and guitarist Lonnie Mack (Lonnie McIntosh).

Born today in 1943, Robin McDonald guitarist/bassist with The Dakotas.

Born today in 1945, Daniel “Danny” McCulloch bassist with Eric Burdon and The Animals.

Born today in 1946, Tim Lynch singer, guitarist and harmonica player with The Flamin Groovies.

Born today 1948, Cornelis “Cesar” Zuiderwijk drummer with Golden Earring.

Born today in 1948, Phil Harris guitarist with Ace.

Today in 1978, Gerry Rafferty, was awarded a Gold record for “Baker Street”.

Today 1978, Def Leppard made their live debut at Westfield School, Sheffield, England in front of 150 students.

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Just a bloke getting on with life, seemingly becoming less tolerant, more grumpy and politically incorrect as I go.