This Day In Rock History: March 24th


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: March 24th.

1962: A band called Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys performed for the first time in England, two of the members were Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.


1965: The Beatles began filming their film ‘Help!’, they later finished shooting the movie in the Caribbean.

1966: Simon and Garfunkel entered the singles chart for the first time with the song ‘Homeward Bound’. The song was inspired by the time Paul Simon got stranded at a railway station.

1966: America passes the first anti-bootleg law, making it illegal to create unlicensed copies of music.

1973: Alice Copper went to number one in the States and the UK with his album Billion Dollar Babies.

1973: While Lou Reed was performing in New York, a strange man snuck up behind him and bit him on the arse.

1990: Sinead O’Connor‘s album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, goes to number one on the album chart. The LP features the Prince cover ‘Nothing Compare 2 U’.

1991: After badmouthing the ZZ Top tour sponsor Miller, the Black Crowes are dismissed as the support band.

2000: An experimental film made by Yoko Ono in the seventies, featuring John Lennon, sells for over €1 million.

2009: The retrial of producer Phil Spector continues, he was charged with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.