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 1940, Chris Farlowe (John Deighton) singer with Colosseum, Atomic Rooster and solo.

Born today in 1941, Paul Simon songwriter, singer and guitarist with Simon & Garfunkel and solo.

Born today in 1944 Robert Lamm songwriter, singer and keyboardist with Chicago.

Born today in 1947, Sammy Hagar songwriter and singer with Van Halen and solo.

Born today in 1948, Pete Spencer drummer with Smokie.

Today in 1965, The Who recorded “My Generation”.

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

Today in 1979, The Police went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Reggatta De Blanc”.

Today in 1984, U2 went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “The Unforgettable Fire”.

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