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 1902, songwriter, singer and guitarist Nehemiah “Skip” James 

Born today in 1915, Les Paul electric guitar pioneer and inventor of many recording and playing innovations.

Born today in 1941, Jon Lord composer and keyboardist with Deep Purple and Whitesnake.

Born today in 1946, Stuart Edwards guitarist with Edison Lighthouse.

Born today in 1947, Mick Box songwriter and guitarist with Uriah Heep.

Born today in 1949, George Bunnell bassist and guitarist with Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Born today in 1950, Trevor Bolder songwriter and bassist with The Spiders From Mars and Uriah Heep.

Today in 1978, The Rolling Stones released the album “Some Girls”.

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