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, Mick Jagger songwriter and lead singer with The Rolling Stones.

Born today in 1949, Roger Taylor drummer, songwriter and singer with Queen.

Born today in 1950, Duncan Mackay keyboardist with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and 10cc.

Born today in 1961, Gary Cherone songwriter and singer with Extreme and Van Halen.

Today in 1975, The Eagles went to number 1 on the US album chart with “One Of These Nights”.

Today in 1976, Ted Nugent received a Gold record for his debut self-titled solo album.

Today in 1980, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Emotional Rescue”.

Today in 1986, Peter Gabriel went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Sledgehammer”.

Died today in 1990, Brent Mydland singer, songwriter and keyboardist with The Grateful Dead aged 37.

Died today in 2013, guitarist, singer and songwriter John “JJ” Cale.

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