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 1936, singer and guitarist Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes.

Born today in 1943, John Locke keyboardist and songwriter with Spirit and Nazareth.

Born today in 1945, Owen “Onnie” McIntire songwriter and guitarist with The Average White Band.

Born today in 1946, Jerry “The Bear” Penrod bassist with Iron Butterfly and Rhinoceros.

Born today in 1949, Steve Mackay saxophonist with The Stooges.

Born today in 1955, Steve Severin (Steven Bailey) songwriter and bassist with Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Today in 1965, Barry McGuire went to number 1 in the US with “Eve Of Destruction”.

Today in 1971, Deep Purple went to number 1 on the UK charts with “Fireball”.

Today in 1972, Black Sabbath released their fourth studio album “Black Sabbath Vol. 4”.

Today in 1973, “Goats Head Soup” by The Rolling Stones was awarded a Gold record.

Died today in 1980, John “Bonzo” Bonham drummer with Led Zeppelin aged 32.

Today in 2015, David Gilmour went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Rattle That Lock”

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