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 1939, Ian Underwood woodwind player and keyboardist with The Mothers Of Invention.

Born today in 1941, Bruce Rowland drummer with The Grease Band.

Born today 1950, Bernie Taupin songwriter with Elton John.

Born today in 1955, Iva Davis songwriter and singer with Icehouse.

Today in 1965, The Beatles went to number 1 in the US with “Ticket To Ride”.

Today in 1967, The Monkees released their third album “Headquarters”.

Today in 1968, Cream were awarded a Gold record for “Disraeli Gears”.

Today in 1971, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Sticky Fingers” and on the singles chart with “Brown Sugar”.

Today in 1976, Wings went to number 1 in the US with “Silly Love Songs”.

Today in 1992, Ringo Starr released his tenth solo album “Time Takes Time”.

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