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 1943, Derek “Lek” Leckenby guitarist with Herman’s Hermits.

Born today in 1943, Jack Bruce singer, songwriter and bassist with many groups including Cream.

Born today in 1947, Alan “Al” Ciner guitarist with The American Breed.

Born today in 1950, Arthur Grant songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Edgar Broughton Band.

Born today in 1952, David Byrne songwriter, singer and guitarist with Talking Heads.

Born today in 1962, Ian Astbury songwriter and singer with The Cult.

Born today in 1962, C.C. Deville (Bruce Johannesson) songwriter and lead guitarist with Poison.

Died today in 1976, Keith Relf songwriter, harmonic player and singer with The Yardbirds aged 33.

Today in 1988, Led Zeppelin reunited for the Atlantic Records 40th anniversary party at Madison Square Garden. Jason Bonham took the place of his father John Bonham on drums.

Died today in 2015 singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King aged 89.

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