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, Ray Davies guitarist, songwriter and singer with The Kinks.

Born today in 1945, Chris Britton guitarist with The Troggs.

Born today in 1948, Joseph “Joey” Molland songwriter, singer, guitarist and keyboardist with Badfinger.

Born today in 1949, Greg Munford the lead vocalist on Strawberry Alarm Clock’s number 1 single “Incense and Peppermints” despite not being a member of the band.

Born today in 1950, Joey Kramer songwriter and drummer with Aerosmith.

Born today 1953, Nils Lofgren singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Grin, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Gramm and solo.

Born today in 1957, Mark Brzezicki drummer with many acts including Big Country.

Today in 1975, Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form his own group Rainbow.

Today in 1986, Genesis went to number in the UK album chart with “Invisible Touch”.

Died today in 2001, singer, songwriter and guitarist John Lee Hooker aged 83.

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