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 1930, pianist, singer and songwriter Ray Charles (Ray Charles Robinson)

Born today in 1939, singer, songwriter and guitarist Roy Buchanan.

Born today in 1940, singer, songwriter and guitarist Tim Rose.

Born today in 1943, Steve Boone bassist with The Lovin Spoonful.

Born today in 1945, Ron Bushy songwriter and drummer with Iron Butterfly.

Born today in 1947, Jerry Corbetta singer, songwriter and keyboardist with Sugarloaf.

Born today in 1947, Neal Smith songwriter and drummer with Alice Cooper.

Born today in 1948, “Dangerous” Dan Toler songwriter and guitarist with Great Southern and The Allman Brothers Band.

Born today in 1949, singer, guitarist and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.

Today in 1967, The Doors released “People Are Strange”.

Today in 1972, Mac Davis went to number 1 in the US with “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me”.

Died today in 1974, Robbie McIntosh songwriter and drummer with The Average White Band aged 24.

Today in 1977, David Bowie released “Heroes”.

Today in 1978, 10cc went to number 1 in the UK with “Dreadlock Holiday”.

Today in 1978, Foreigner released “Double Vision”.

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