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 1944, singer John “Joe” Cocker.

Born today in 1946, singer Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian).

Born today in 1947, Steve Currie bassist with T. Rex.

Today in 1972, T Rex went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Metal Guru”.

Today in 1978, Paul McCartney and Wings went to number 1 in the US with “With A Little Luck”

Died today in 2012, Ken Lyons original bassist with 38 Special aged 59.

Died today in 2013, Ray Manzarek keyboardist with The Doors aged 74.

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