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 1946, Doug Ingle songwriter, keyboardist and singer with Iron Butterfly.

Born today in 1946, Bruce Palmer bassist with Buffalo Springfield.

Born today in 1947, Freddy Weller (Wilton Frederick Weller) songwriter, singer and guitarist with Paul Revere and The Raiders and solo/session work.

Born today in 1952, Dave Stewart guitarist, songwriter and producer with the Eurythmics.

Today in 1963, The Beatles went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with ‘”She Loves You”.

Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones went to number in the UK with  “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction ”.

Today in 1971, John Lennon released the album “Imagine”.

Today in 1972, Slade went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Mama Weer All Crazee Now”.

Today in 1972, Jim Croce went to number 1 on the US album chart with “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim”.

Died today in 2007, Hughie Thomasson singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd aged 55.

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