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 1942, Heinz Burt (aka Heinz) bassist with The Tornados and solo.

Born today in 1944, Jim Armstrong guitarist with Them.

Born today in 1949, Graham Lear drummer with Santana.

Today in 1965, The Byrds went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Mr Tambourine Man”.

Today in 1967, “Surrealistic Pillow” by Jefferson Airplane was certified Gold.

Today in 1971, The Raiders went to number in the US with “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)”.

Died today in 1972, Bobby Ramirez drummer with Edgar Winter’s White Trash aged 23.

Today in 1976, Elton John went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”.

Today in 1982, Survivor went to number 1 in the US (Top 100 Chart) with “Eye Of The Tiger”.

Today in 1982, John Cougar (Mellencamp) went to number 1 in the US (Best Sellers Chart) with “Hurts So Good”.

Today 1993 UB40 went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.

Died today in 2011, Dan Peek bassist with America aged 60.

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