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 1938, George Cummings guitarist and songwriter with Dr. Hook.

Born today in 1943, Mike Bloomfield songwriter and guitarist with the Paul Butterfield band and Electric Flag.

Born today in 1945, Richard “Rick” Wright keyboardist and songwriter with Pink Floyd.

Born today in 1948, Gerald Casale songwriter, singer and bassist with Devo.

Born today in 1949, Simon Kirke drummer and songwriter with Free and Bad Company.

Born today in 1949, Steve Peregrin Took (Stephen Ross Porter) percussionist with Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Born today in 1954, Steve Morse songwriter and guitarist with Dixie Dregs.

Today in 1966, Chris Farlowe went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Out Of Time”.

Today in 1972, Mott The Hoople released “All The Young Dudes”.

Today in 1973, Chicago went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Chicago VI”.

Today in 1979, “I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats went to number 1 on the UK singles chart.

Today in 1999, Elton John went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Sleeping With The Past”.

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