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 1946, Danny Klein bassist with the J Geils Band.

Born today in 1947, Bill Hunt keyboardist and French horn player with Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard.

Born today in 1953, Rick Fenn songwriter and guitarist with 10cc.

Today in 1965, The Beach Boys went to number 1 in the US with Help Me, Rhonda”

Today in 1970, The Beatles went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “Let It Be”.

Today in 1977, Jefferson Starship were stopped from giving a free concert at Golden Gate Park when San Francisco authorities passed a resolution banning electronic instruments. The group later wrote “We Built This City” about the ban.

Died today in 2001, session keyboardist Tommy Eyre aged 51. He recorded and played with many acts including Joe Cocker, Gary Moore, Alex Harvey and Gerry Rafferty.

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