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 1925, singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King (Riley B King).

Born today in 1931, singer, songwriter and pianist “Little” Willie Littlefield.

Born today in 1935, singer, songwriter, harmonic player and guitarist Billy Boy Arnold (William Arnold).

Born today in 1942, Bernie Calvert keyboardist and bassist with The Hollies.

Born today in 1943, Joe Butler drummer with The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Born today in 1948, Kenney Jones drummer with Small Faces, Faces and The Who.

Born today in 1952, Ron Blair bassist with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Born today 1959, Vicki Blue (Victory Tischler-Blue) bassist with The Runaways.

Today in 1972, Three Dog Night went to number 1 in the US Billboard Hot 100 with “Black and White”.

Died today in 1977, Marc Bolan singer, songwriter and guitarist with T-Rex aged 29.

Today in 1978, Boston’s album “Don’t Look Back” went to number 1 in the US.

Died today in 2011, singer, harmonic player and drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith aged 75.

Died today in 2016, Jerry Corbetta singer, songwriter and keyboardist with Sugarloaf aged 68.

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