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, singer and songwriter Harry Nilsson.

Born today 1943, Mervyn “Muff” Winwood songwriter and bassist with The Spencer Davis Group.

Born today in 1946, Neville “Noddy” Holder songwriter, guitarist and singer with Slade.

Born today in 1949, Michael Lutz singer and guitarist with Brownsville Station.

Born today in1951 Craig Gruber bassist with several groups including Elf and Rainbow.

Born today in 1951, Steve Walsh songwriter, singer and keyboardist with Kansas.

Born today in 1956, Bernie Shaw singer with Uriah Heep.

Today in 1971, the album “Best of the Guess Who” was certified Gold.

Died today in 2013, Roger LaVern keyboardist with The Tornados aged 75.

Died today in 2018, guitarist Matt “Guitar” Murphy aged 88.

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