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 1945, Pete Townshend singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Who and solo.

Born today in 1949, Joseph “Dusty” Hill songwriter, bassist, keyboardist, and co-vocalist with ZZ Top.

Born today in 1950, Mike Wedgwood songwriter, singer and bassist with The Overlanders, Curved Air, Caravan and solo.

Born today in 1951, Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman) songwriter and singer with The Ramones.

Born today in 1954, Phil Rudd (Phillip Rudzevecuis) drummer with AC/DC.

Born today in 1957, James Reyne singer and songwriter with Australian Crawl.

Today in 1975, Lynyrd Skynyrd released “Saturday Night Special”.

Today in 1979, Supertramp went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Breakfast In America”.

Today in 1984, Bob Marley and the Wailers went to 1 on the UK album chart with the compilation album “Legend”.

Died today in 2004, songwriter and singer Arnold “Gatemouth” Moore aged 90.

Died today in 2006, Freddie Garrity lead singer of Freddie And The Dreamers aged 65.

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