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 1942, Arthur Brown songwriter and singer with The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown.

Born today in 1944, Geoffrey “Jeff” Beck songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, Beck, Bogert & Appice and solo.

Born today in 1944, Chris Wood founding member and saxophone/flute player with Traffic.

Born today in 1945, Colin Blunstone songwriter, singer and guitarist with The Zombies and solo.

Born today in 1947, Mick Fleetwood drummer with Fleetwood Mac.

Born today in 1949, John Illsley bassist with Dire Straits.

Today in 1965, The Hollies went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “I’m Alive”.

Died today in 2010, Deborah Jo “JoJo” Billingsley backing singer with Lynrd Skynrd aged 58.

Died today in 2013, Alan Myers drummer with Devo aged 58

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