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 1939, singer and guitarist Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson.

Born today in 1951, Paul Fox songwriter and guitarist with The Ruts.

Born today in 1952,Terry Ollis original drummer with Hawkwind.

Born today in 1958, Stuart Adamson songwriter, singer and guitarist with Big Country.

Today in 1963, Gerry and the Pacemakers went to number 1on the UK singles chart with “How Do You Do It”.

Today in 1970, The Beatles went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Let It Be”.

Died today in 2011, songwriter, singer and guitarist Lacy Gibson aged 74.

Died today in 2017, J Geils songwriter, singer and guitarist with The J. Geils Band aged 71.

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