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, Alan Blakely songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist with The Tremeloes.

Born today in 1945, John Barbata drummer with The Turtles, Jefferson Starship along with session work with many other acts.

Born today in 1946, Ronnie “Plonk” Lane singer, songwriter and bassist with Small Faces, Faces and solo.

Born today in 1954, Jeff Porcaro drummer and songwriter with Toto and literally hundreds of recordings with other acts as a session/guest musician.

Today in 1966, The Troggs used 45 minutes of spare studio time to record “Wild Thing” at Regent Sound Studio in London.

Died today in 1992, Nigel Preston drummer with The Cult aged 28.

Died today in 2004, Paul Atkinson guitarist with The Zombies aged 58.

Died today in 2017, singer and guitarist Lonnie Brooks aged 83.

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