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 1915, songwriter, singer and guitarist Theodore Roosevelt “Hound Dog” Taylor.

Born today in 1921, songwriter, singer and harmonica player “Shakey Jake” Harris (James D. Harris)

Born today in 1944, John Kay (Joachim Fritz Krauledat) singer, songwriter, and guitarist with Steppenwolf.

Today in 1969, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)” by The 5th Dimension went to number 1 in the US.

Today in 1984, Rush released their 10th album  “Grace Under Pressure”.

Today in 1999, Billy Joel’s “Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II” was certified Double Diamond (20 million sales).

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