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 1946, Vic Malcolm songwriter and guitarist with Geordie.

Born today in 1948, singer and songwriter John “Ozzy” Osbourne with Black Sabbath and solo.

Born today in 1949, John Michael “Mickey” Thomas songwriter and singer with Elvin Bishop Group, Jefferson Starship and Starship.

Born today in 1952, Richard Donald “Don” Barnes songwriter, singer and guitarist with 38 Special.

Born today in 1952, Duane Roland songwriter and guitarist with Molly Hatchet.

Today in 1964, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 in the UK with their version of “Little Red Rooster”.

Today in 1965, The Who released their debut studio album “My Generation”.

Today in 1965, The Beatles released their album “Rubber Soul”.

Today in 1966, The New Vaudeville Band went to number 1 in the US with “Winchester Cathedral”.

Today in 1968, Cream’s debut album “Fresh Cream” was certified gold.

Died today in 2014, Ian McLagan keyboardist with the Small Faces and Faces aged 69.

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