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 1904 or 1907, songwriter, singer and guitarist Blind Boy Fuller (Fulton Allen).

Born today in 1942, Ronnie James Dio singer and songwriter with Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and others.

Born today in 1943, Jerry Miller songwriter and guitarist with Moby Grape.

Born today in 1950, Greg Kihn songwriter, guitarist and singer with The Greg Kihn Band.

Born today in 1959, Sandy West (Sandy Pesavento) songwriter, singer and drummer with The Runaways. 

Today in 1964, Manfred Mann released “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”.

Today in 1965, “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones went to number 1 in the US.

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