This Day In Rock History: February 17th


It’s important to know your rock history, here at Radio NOVA we bring you ten rock stories from the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and the noughties.

On this day in rock history: February 17th.

1966: The Beach Boys begin working on the song ‘Good Vibrations’ and James Brown records the song ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World.’


1967: The Beatles started recording the track ‘Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite’ from the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

1969: Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan collaborated on the song ‘Girl From The North Country’, it was included on the Dylan LP Nashville Skyline.

1970: Singer Joni Mitchell stated that she wasn’t going to sing live anymore, she returned to live shows before the year ended.

1971: James Taylor appeared on the music television variety series ‘The Johnny Cash Show’, hosted by country start Johnny Cash. Other artists to go on the show included Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Young. 

1972: After receiving stolen Rolling Stones tapes, which featured two new songs, a Los Angeles radio station played the tracks continuously for 24 hours.

1975: Aussie rockers AC/DC released their first record titled High Voltage. The eight track LP featured six songs that were written by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young and Ben Scott.

1979: The Clash begin their 1979 ‘Pearl Habour Tour’ in New York City.

1997: The music documentary ‘Hey, Hey, It’s The Monkees‘ airs in America.

2000: The piano John Lennon used to write the song ‘Imagine’ was displayed at the Beatles Museum in Liverpool.