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 1897 (according to him) although official records suggest about 1912 Sonny Boy Williamson II (Alex Ford aka Alex Miller) blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter.

Born today in 1932, songwriter, singer, pianist and rock pioneer Little Richard (Richard Penniman).

Born today in 1938, J.J. Cale (John Weldon Cale) singer, songwriter, bassist and guitarist.

Born today in 1947, Jim Messina songwriter, singer, and guitarist with Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins & Messina.

Born today in 1947, Rick Wills bassist with Foreigner, Peter Frampton and Bad Company.

Born today in 1947, Kim Simmonds songwriter, singer, and guitarist with Savoy Brown.

Today in 1973, Paul McCartney and Wings released their third album “Band On The Run”.

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