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 1895, songwriter, singer and guitarist Mance Lipscomb (Beau De Glen Lipscomb).

Born today in 1932, songwriter, singer and guitarist Carl Perkins.

Born today in 1946, Les Gray songwriter and singer with Mud.

Born today n 1948, Phil Wright drummer and singer with Paper Lace.

Born today in 1961, Mark Kelly songwriter and keyboardist with Marillion.

Today in 1971 Ringo Starr released “It Don’t Come Easy”.

Today in 1979, the album “Breakfast In America” by Supertramp was certified Gold.

Today in 1983, David Bowie went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Let’s Dance”.

Today in 1994, Pink Floyd number 1 on the UK album chart with “The Division Bell”.

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