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, Robert Fripp guitarist, composer and keyboardist with King Crimson, a considerable amount of session work and solo.

Born today in 1946, Roger Earl drummer with Savoy Brown and Foghat.

Born today in 1947, Darrell Sweet songwriter and drummer with Nazareth.

Born today in 1949, William “Sputnik” Spooner songwriter and guitarist with The Tubes.

Today in 1966, The Beach Boys released their album “Pet Sounds”.

Today in 1970, The Who released their live album “Live At Leeds”.

Today in 1978, Joe Walsh released his solo album “But Seriously, Folks…”

Today in 1981, Kim Carnes went to number 1 in the US with “Bette Davis Eyes”

Today in 1987, U2 went to number 1 in the US with “With Or Without You”.

Died today in 2001, Brian Pendleton guitarist with The Pretty Things aged 57.

Died today in 2010, Ronnie James Dio (Ronald James Padavona) songwriter and singer with several acts including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Dio aged 67.

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