Today In Music History – January 6th


Every day on Radio Nova, just before 11am, we play a couple of songs key to “today in music history” Have a listen! But for now – here’s some light reading and watching.  January 6th in Music History looks like this.

1958, Gibson guitars unveils their ‘Flying V’ guitar. The ‘Flying V’ electric guitar was used by artist such as Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.

1970,  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performed for the first time at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Same venue. Not 1970!

1973, Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’, (with Mick Jagger on backing vocals), started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. In 2015, after keeping quiet for more than 40 years, Carly Simon admitted that ‘You’re So Vain’ was about Warren Beatty, but only one verse of it. Simon said the other verses were about two other men.

1975, Pink Floyd went back into the recording studio at Abbey Road to begin work on their album Wish You Were Here.

1975, After completing the west coast leg of their tour, Led Zeppelin caused a huge commotion on the east coast of America. Their concert in Boston was cancelled after 2,000 fans rioted when they couldn’t get their hands on tickets, they caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage at Boston Garden.

1977,  paid the Sex Pistols £40,000 to get rid of the punk band, thus releasing them from their contract.

1993, David Bowie reportedly lost over €3.5 million in unpaid royalties to a mafia bootleg scam.

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