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, Dave Edmunds songwriter, singer and guitarist with Love Sculpture, Rock Pile and solo.

Born today in 1947, Stuart “Woolly” Wolstenholme songwriter and keyboardist with Barclay James Harvest.

Born today in 1948, Phillip Mogg songwriter and singer with UFO.

Today in 1966, The Rolling Stones released their album “Aftermath”.

Died today in 2001, Joey Ramone (Jeff Hyman) songwriter and singer with The Ramones aged 49.

Died today in 2013, David “Dave” McArtney songwriter, singer and guitarist with Hello Sailor and The Pink Flamingos.

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