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 1930, Clifton “Cliff” Gallup songwriter and guitarist with Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps.

Born today in 1942, Norman Kuhlke drummer with The Swinging Blue Jeans.

Born today in 1944, songwriter, singer and guitarist Chris Spedding (Peter Robinson).

Born today in 1947, Gregg Rolie singer, songwriter and keyboardist with Santana and Journey.

Born today in 1952, Mike Buck original drummer with The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Born today in 1957, Philip Chevron (Philip Ryan) songwriter, guitarist and singer with The Pogues.

Today in 1971, “Tapestry” by Carole King went to number 1 on the US album chart.

Today in 1972, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the US album chart with  “Exile On Main Street”. 

Today in 2007, The Traveling Wilburys’ compilation album “Collection” went to number 1 on the UK album chart.

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