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 1948, Craig Frost songwriter and keyboardist with Grand Funk Railroad and The Silver Bullet Band.

Today in 1968, the group previously know as Roundabout made their live debut as Deep Purple at a gig in Denmark.

Died today in 1991, Steve Marriott singer, songwriter and guitarist with Small Faces, Humble Pie and solo aged 44.

Died today in 1992, singer, songwriter and guitarist Johnny Shines aged 76.

Today in 1993, Aerosmith released their eleventh studio album “Get A Grip”.

Died today in 2012, pioneer UK electric guitarist Herbert “Bert” Weedon aged 91.

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