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, multi-instrumentalist and singer Dusty Springfield (Mary O’Brien).

Born today in 1943, “Lonesome Dave” David Peverett songwriter, singer and guitarist with Savoy Brown and Foghat.

Born today in 1947, Gerald “Gerry” Rafferty singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Steelers Wheel and solo.

Born today in 1953, Peter Garrett songwriter and singer with Midnight Oil.

Today in 1971, The Rolling Stones released “Brown Sugar”.

Died today in 1999, Alexander “Skip” Spence singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape.

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