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 1937, Ray Collins singer and harmonic player with The Mothers Of Invention.

Born today in 1946, Joe Correro drummer with Paul Revere and the Raiders.

Born today in 1952, Eddie Rayner (Anthony Edward Charles Rayner) keyboardist and songwriter with Split Enz.

Born today in 1960, Matt Sorum songwriter and drummer with several groups including The Cult, Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver.

Died today in 1983, Tom Evans singer, songwriter and guitar with Badfinger aged 36.

Today in 1988, Bon Jovi went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “’Bad Medicine”.

Died today in 2003, Greg Ridley bassist and singer with Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie aged 56. 

Today in 2000, The Beatles went to number 1 on the UK album charts with “The Beatles 1”.

Died today in 2007, Kevin DuBrow songwriter and singer with Quiet Riot aged 52.

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