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 1948, Mick Taylor singer, songwriter and guitarist with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Rolling Stones and solo.

Born today in 1953, singer and guitarist Carlos Johnson.

Born today in 1955, songwriter, singer and guitarist Steve Earle.

Died today in 2012, singer, songwriter and rock pioneer Johnny Otis aged 90. 

Today in 2016, David Bowie had his first number 1 album in the US with “Blackstar”.

Died today in 2016, Dale “Buffin” Griffin (Terence Dale Griffin) drummer with Mott The Hoople aged 67.

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