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 1944, Brian Pendleton guitarist with The Pretty Things.

Born today in 1944, Jack Casady bassist and guitarist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.

Born today in 1945, Lowell George singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Little Feat.

Born today in 1951, Max Weinberg drummer with The E Street Band.

Born today in 1954, Jimmy Destri songwriter and keyboardist with Blondie.

Today in 1974, Elton John went to number1 on the US singles chart with “Bennie And The Jets”.

Today in 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Band On The Run”.

Today in 1979, Thin Lizzy released their ninth studio album “Black Rose: A Rock Legend”.

Died today in 2005, songwriter and pianist Johnnie Johnson.

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