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 1944, Peter Bardens songwriter, singer and keyboardist with Camel and solo.

Born today in 1950, Ann Wilson songwriter and lead singer with Heart.

Born today in 1963, Simon Wright drummer with several groups including AC/DC.

Today in 1968, The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Jumpin Jack Flash”.

Today in 1973, Edgar Winter was awarded a gold record for “Frankenstein”.

Died today in 2006, Duane Roland songwriter and guitarist with Molly Hatchet aged 53.

Died today 2015, Wendell Holmes songwriter, co-vocalist and guitarist with The Holmes Brothers aged 71.

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