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 1948, Fred Smith bassist with Television.

Born today in 1950, Burke Shelley songwriter, bassist and singer with Budgie.

Born today in 1959, Brian Setzer songwriter, singer and guitarist with Stray Cats and The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Today in 1965, Freddie and the Dreamers went to number 1 in the US with “I’m Telling You Now”.

Today in 1973, “Houses of the Holy” by Led Zeppelin was certified Gold.

Today in 1976, Peter Frampton went to number on the US album chart with “Frampton Comes Alive”

Today in 1982, Iron Maiden went to number 1 on the UK album chart with  “The Number Of The Beast”.

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