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 1938, Sandy Nelson (Sander Nelson) songwriter and session drummer for many acts and solo.

Born today in 1944, Charlie Grima percussionist with Wizzard.

Born today in 1944, John Densmore songwriter and drummer with The Doors.

Born today in 1944, Eric Bloom songwriter, guitarist and singer with Blue Oyster Cult.

Born today in 1946, songwriter, pianist and singer Gilbert O’Sullivan (Raymond O’Sullivan).

Born today in 1950, Ross “Hanna” Hannaford songwriter, singer and guitarist with several acts including Daddy Cool.

Today in 1972, Paul McCartney And Wings released “Hi, Hi, Hi”.

Died today in 1993, Ray Gillen songwriter and singer with several groups including Badlands aged 34.

Died today in 2013, Richard Coughlan songwriter, drummer and percussionist with Caravan aged 66.

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