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 1941, Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) singer, songwriter and guitarist both solo and as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

Born today in 1942, Derek Quinn guitarist and harmonic player with Freddie & the Dreamers.

Born today in 1947, Albert Bouchard singer, songwriter and drummer with Blue Oyster Cult.

Born today in 1960, Guy Fletcher keyboardist with Dire Straits.

Died today in 1963, singer, songwriter and guitarist Elmore James aged 45.

Died today in 1965, harmonica player, singer and songwriter Sonny Boy Williamson II (Aleck Miller) aged 52.

Today in 1968, The Rolling Stones released “Jumpin Jack Flash” in the UK.

Today in 1969, “Get Back” by The Beatles went to number 1 in the US.

Today in 1974, David Bowie released his eighth studio album “Diamond Dogs”.

Died today in 1991, Gene Clark songwriter, guitarist and singer with The Byrds aged 49.

Died today in 2023, singer and songwriter Tina Turner aged 83.

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