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, Arthur Wood keyboardist with The Climax Blues Band.

Born today in 1946, John York songwriter, bassist and singer with The Byrds.

Born today in 1949, Morris “B.B.” Dickerson singer and bassist with War.

Born today in 1953, Ian Bairnson guitarist with The Alan Parsons Project.

Born today in 1961, Lee Rocker (Leon Drucker) double bassist with The Stray Cats.

Born today in 1963, James Hetfield guitarist, singer, and songwriter with Metallica.

Today in 1968, The Doors went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Hello I Love You”.

Today in 1971, Ringo Starr received a Gold record for “It Don’t Come Easy”.

Today in 1987, Def Leppard released the album “Hysteria”.

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