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 1947, Carlo Santanna guitarist with Paper Lace.

Born today in 1948, Ian Paice drummer with Deep Purple and Whitesnake.

Born today in 1948, Dervin “Derv” and Lincoln Gordon singer and guitarist respectively with The Equals.

Born today in 1953, Colin Hay songwriter and lead vocalist with Men At Work.

Today in 1968, The Small Faces went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake”.

Today in 1968, Pink Floyd released their second album “A Saucerful of Secrets”.

Today in 1974, Gordon Lightfoot went to number 1 in the US with  “Sundown”.

Died today in 1979, Lowell George, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Little Feat aged 34.

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