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 1943, Henry McCullough singer, songwriter and guitarist with several bands including Eire Apparent, The Grease Band, Wings and solo.

Born today in 1946, Barry Whitwam drummer with Herman’s Hermits.

Born today in 1948, songwriter, singer and guitarist Cat Stevens (born Steven Georgiou, now Yusuf Islam)

Born today in 1955, Howie Epstein bassist with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Today in 1971, Carole King went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “It’s Too Late” and her album “Tapestry” was certified gold.

Today in 1973, Jim Croce went to number 1 in the US with “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”.

Today in 1987, Guns N’ Roses released their debut album “Appetite For Destruction”.

Died today in 2005, singer John “Long John” Baldry.

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Today in Rock History

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