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 1944, songwriter, singer and guitarist Johnny Winter.

Born today in 1944, Mike Maxfield songwriter and lead guitarist with The Dakotas.

Born today in 1950, Steve Priest singer, songwriter and bassist with Sweet.

Born today in 1952, Brad Whitford guitarist with Aerosmith.

Born today in 1962, Michael Wilton guitarist with Queensryche.

Today in 1970, “Morrison Hotel” by the Doors was certified Gold.

Today in 1974, Suzi Quatro went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Devil Gate Drive”.

Today in 1980, Queen went to number 1 in the US with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

Died today in 2003, Howard “Howie” Epstein, bassist with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers aged 47.

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