This Day In Rock History: February 9th


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 9th.

1961: The Beatles played their debut gig Liverpool’s Cavern Club, appearing nearly 300 times in total.

1964: The Fab Four made their American television debut on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, The Beatles played ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘Till There Was You’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘She Loves You’.

1968: The former Monkees manager Hal Cone appeared in court, he was charged with forgery, theft and receiving stolen property.

1974: Iggy Pop and The Stooges play one of their last concerts in Detroit. Iggy went particularly wild, taunting and abusing the crowd.

1981: American rock and roll musician Bill Haley died of a heart attack at his home in Harlington, Texas.

1985: Madonna went to number one on the American album chart with Like A Virgin.

1987: At the Brits, Peter Gabriel won Best British Video for ‘Sledgehammer’, Pet Shop Boys won Best British Single for ‘West End Girls’, Kate Bush won British Female Solo Artist, Paul Simon won International Solo Artist and Peter Gabriel also won British Male Solo Artist.

1990: Nirvana opened up for Dinosaur Jr. at the Pine Theatre in Portland.

2009: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won Album of the Year and Record of the Year for ‘Please Read The Letter’. Coldplay won Song of the Year ‘Viva La Vida’.

2009: Ringo Starr was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.