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 1924, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown.

Born today in 1942, Mike Vickers guitarist, flautist and saxophonist with Manfred Mann.

Born today in 1944, Alexander “Skip” Spence songwriter, guitarist and drummer with Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane and solo.

Born today in 1946, Tommy Shannon (Thomas Smedley) bassist with Double Trouble.

Today in 1992, Def Leppard went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Adrenalize”.

Today in 1992 Annie Lennox went to number 1 on the UK album chart with her debut solo album “Diva”.

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