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 1914, songwriter, singer, actor and guitarist Josh White.

Born today in 1935, songwriter, singer and guitarist Gene Vincent (Vincent Eugene Craddock).

Born today in 1937, singer and guitarist Phillip Walker.

Born today in 1940, singer and songwriter Bobby “Boris” Pickett.

Born today in 1943, session trumpet player Alan Rubin, he played “Mr Fabulous” in The Blues Brothers.

Today in 1967, The Monkees went to number 1 on the US album chart with the album “More of The Monkees”.

Today in 1977, David Bowie released “Sound and Vision” as a single.

Today in 1983, the Bob Seger album “The Distance” was certified platinum.

Died today in 2103, Rick Huxley bassist with The Dave Clark Five aged 72. 

Today in 2014, Queen made UK chart history by becoming the first act to sell six million copies of an individual album with their “Greatest Hits” album.

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