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, Spencer Dryden drummer with Jefferson Airplane.

Born today in 1943 Mick Abrahams singer, songwriter and guitarist with Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig, The Mick Abrahams Band and solo.

Born today in 1948, Dallas Taylor session drummer who worked on Crosby, Still and Nash’s (CSN) self titled debut album and the subsequent album “Déjà Vu”.

Born today in 1951, Bruce Gary drummer with The Knack.

Today in 1987, Whitesnake released their 7th album “Whitesnake”.

Died today in 1994, Lee Brilleaux (Lee John Collinson) songwriter, singer, guitarist and harmonica player with Dr Feelgood aged 41.

Died today in 2007, “Heinz” (Heinz Burt) bassist and singer with The Tornados and solo aged 57.

Died today in 2013, Jeremy Andrew “Andy” Johns producer and sound engineer who worked on albums by many acts including Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones aged 61.

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