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 1951, David Coverdale songwriter and singer with Deep Purple and Whitesnake and solo.

Born today in 1956, Rhett Forrester songwriter and singer with Riot.

Born today in 1958, Joan Jett (Joan Larkin) singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Runaways and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Today in 1964, Herman’s Hermits went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “I’m Into Something Good”.


Today in 1966, The Lovin’ Spoonful were awarded a Gold record for “Summer in the City”.

Today in 1969, The Band released their second album “The Band”.

Today in 1973, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Goats Head Soup”.

Today in 1979, Gary Numan went to number 1 in the UK singles chart with “Cars”’ and to number 1 on the UK album chart with “The Pleasure Principle”.

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