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 1924, Johnnie Johnson songwriter and pianist with Chuck Berry and solo.

Born today in 1940, Joe B. Mauldin songwriter and bassist with The Crickets.

Born today in 1944, Jaimoe (Jai Johanny Johanson) drummer with The Allman Brothers Band.

Born today in 1957, Carlos Cavazo guitarist and songwriter with several groups including Quiet Riot and Ratt.

Today in 1966, The Beatles released the 4-track EP “Nowhere Man” in the UK.

Today in 1978, “City To City” by Gerry Rafferty went to number 1 on the US album chart.

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