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 1910, singer, songwriter and guitarist T- Bone Walker (Aaron Thibeaux Walker).

Born today in 1917, “Papa” John Creech songwriter, singer and violinist. He played with many acts including Louis Armstrong, T-Bone Walker, Nat King Cole and with the various line ups of Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Hot Tuna, and solo.

Born today in 1943, Tony Mansfield (Tony Bookbinder) drummer with The Dakotas.

Born today in 1945, John Fogerty singer, songwriter and guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo.

Born today in 1947, Leland “Lee” Sklar session bassist who has recorded with many acts including Phil Collins.

Born today in 1948, Ray Laidlaw drummer with Lindisfarne.

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