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 1934, Bob Bogle guitarist and bassist with The Ventures.

Born today in 1942, Billy Francis keyboardist with Dr. Hook.

Born today in 1942, songwriter, singer and guitarist Barbara Lynn (Barbara Lynn Ozen).

Born today in 1950, Bob Kulick guitarist with W.A.S.P. and session work with many acts including Kiss and Meatloaf.

Born toady in 1956, Andy “Greedy” Smith songwriter, singer, harmonica player and keyboardist with Mental As Anything.

Today in 1965, The Guess Who released their debut album “Shakin’ All Over”

Today in 1988, George Harrison went to number 1 in the US with “Got My Mind Set On You”.

Today in 1992, Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV.

Died today in 2106, Gary Loizzo lead singer with The American Breed aged 70.

Died today in 2017, Steve Wright songwriter and bassist with The Greg Kihn Band.

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