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, Roger Daltrey songwriter and singer with The Who and solo.

Born today in 1944, Mike D’Abo singer and songwriter with Manfred Mann.

Today in 1973, Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album “The Dark Side Of The Moon”.

Today in 1974, Rush released their self-titled debut album.

Today in 1975, The Eagles went to number 1 in the US with “Best of My Love”.

Today in 1975, Bob Dylan went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Blood On The Tracks”.

Today in 1977, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band were awarded a Gold record for “Blinded by the Light”

Today in 1980, Blondie went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Atomic”.

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