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 1948, Pete Sears bassist and keyboardist with many acts including Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna.

Born today in 1957, Siouxsie Sioux (Susan Ballion) singer and songwriter with Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Today in 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets released “That’ll Be The Day”.

Born today in 1957, Eddie Harsch (Edward Hawrysch) keyboardist with The Black Crowes.

Born today in 1958, Neil Finn guitarist, songwriter and singer with Split Enz, Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac and solo.

Today in 1977, The Sex Pistols released “God Save The Queen”.

Died today in 2017, Gregg Allman singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist with The Allman Brothers Band and The Greg Allman Band aged 69. 

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