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, Rick Huxley bassist with The Dave Clark Five.

Born today in 1947, Rick Derringer (Richard Zehringer) songwriter, singer, producer and guitarist with many groups including The McCoys, The Edgar Winter Group and solo.

Born today in 1947, Greg Leskiw singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Guess Who.

Born today in 1948, David Hungate bassist with Toto

Born today in 1955, Eddie “Fingers” Ojeda guitarist with Twisted Sister.

Today in 1965, The Beatles went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Help!”.

Today in 1966, The Beatles released the album “Revolver”.

Today in 1978, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Miss You”.

Died today in 1992, Jeff Porcaro songwriter and drummer with Toto and considerable session work.

Today in 1993, Randy Jo Hobbs bassist with The McCoys and both Johnny and Edgar Winter aged 45.

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