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 singer, songwriter and guitarist Norman Greenbaum.

Born today in 1946, Howard Duane Allman guitarist with The Allman Brothers and session guitarist with many artists/acts.

Born today in 1946, Ray Stiles singer and bassist with Mud.

Born today in 1947 Joe Walsh, singer, songwriter and guitarist The James Gang, Eagles and solo.

Born today in 1947, George Grantham singer and drummer with Poco.

Born today in 1954, Francesco “Frank” Marino songwriter and guitarist with Mahogany Rush.

Today in 1955, Bill Haley & His Comets went to number1 on the UK singles chart with “Rock Around the Clock”.

Born today in 1957, Jimmy Brown drummer with UB40.

Today in 1971, Isaac Hayes went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Theme From Shaft”.

Died today in 2005, singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Whitley aged 45.

Died today in 2010, singer and guitarist “Little Smokey” Smothers (Albert Smothers) aged 71.

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