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 1911, rock pioneer, songwriter and singer “Big” Joe Turner.

Born today in 1949, Rick Wakeman songwriter and keyboard player with several acts including The Strawbs and Yes and solo.

Born today in 1949, Bill Wallace songwriter and bassist with The Guess Who.

Born today in 1950, Mark Mothersbaugh songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist with Devo.

Born today in 1956, Jim Moginie guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter with Midnight Oil.

Today in 1967, The Tremeloes went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Silence Is Golden”.

Today in 1985, Simple Minds went to number 1 in the US with “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”. 

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