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: September 30th.
1967: BBC Radio 1 was launched in the UK to take over from the very successful pirate radio stations, which had been forced off-air by the Government. Former pirate DJ Tony Blackburn was the first presenter on air, he played The Move’s ‘Flowers In The Rain’ as his first song.
1967: Pink Floyd appeared at The Imperial Ballroom in England. The Imperial was a regular venue in the North West of England during the 1960s that hosted many acts such as, The Beatles, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Cream.
1969: Crosby, Stills & Nash‘s self-titled debut is certified gold, on the same day that David Crosby’s girlfriend Christine Hinton is killed in a car accident in San Francisco.
1974: Police were called to a Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult concert after a fight broke out between two sound engineers. The Skynyrd roadie claimed that the sound had been deliberately turned off during the bands set.
1988: John Lennon is posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1750 Vine St.
1992: American singer Steve Earle was arrested in Nashville after he failed to report for jury service.
1993: Kate Pierson from The B-52‘s was charged with criminal mischief and trespassing during an anti-fur protest at ‘Vogue’s’ New York City offices.
1993: On an episode of The Simpsons, entitled ‘Homer’s Barbershop Quartet,’ David Crosby and George Harrison make guest appearances.
2003: An auction of the contents of Sir Elton John‘s London home raised more than €1.8 million. An oil painting sold for €86,000 and a 19th Century portrait of Lieutenant George Dyer, painted in 1817, fetched €70,000. Sir Elton sold off the items so he could redecorate his home in a more modern style.
2007: Foo Fighters went to No.1 on the UK album chart with Echoes Silence Patience & Grace, the band’s sixth studio album and second UK No.1.