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, guitarist MacHouston “Mickey” Baker.

Born today in 1935, guitarist, singer and songwriter Barry McGuire.

Born today in 1941, Don Stevenson singer, songwriter and drummer with Moby Grape.

Born today in 1942, singer and songwriter Chris Andrews.

Born today in 1956, Chris Lacklison keyboardist with Kenny.

Today in 1977, Paul Simon released “Slip Slidin’ Away”.

Today in 1983, Genesis went to number 1 in the UK album chart with their twelfth album “Genesis”.

Today in 1988, UB40 went to number 1 in the US with their version of  “Red, Red Wine”.

Today in 1988, Bon Jovi went to number 1 on the US album chart with “New Jersey”.

Today in 2000, U2 went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Beautiful Day”.

Died today in 2004, Bill Eyden the session drummer hired to play on Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” aged 74.

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