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 1946, Ronald “ Bon” Scott songwriter and singer with AC/DC.

Born today in 1946, Joe Miceli drummer with John Fred and His Playboy Band 

Born today in 1947, John “Mitch” Mitchell drummer with The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Today in 1955, Bill Haley went to number in the US with “Rock Around The Clock”.

Born today in 1959, Jim Kerr songwriter and singer with Simple Minds.

Today in 1983, The Police went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Every Breath You Take”.

Today in 1988, Cheap Trick went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “The Flame”.

Died today in 2014, John Spinks songwriter and guitarist with The Outfield aged 60.

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