Today In Music History – April 10th.


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. April 10th in Music History looks like this.

1965, A British school in Wrexham, North Wales, asked parents to please keep children in school uniform and not to send them to school in ‘corduroy trousers’, like the ones worn by The Rolling Stones.

1967, Marvin Gaye recorded his version of ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’. 

1970, 27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split, (one week before the release of his solo album). McCartney said, “I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John”.

1970 Doors singer Jim Morrison was dragged off stage by keyboardist Ray Manzarek during a concert in Boston, after Morrison asked the audience, ‘Would you like to see my genitals?’. Theatre management quickly switched off the power.

1976, Peter Frampton went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Frampton Comes Alive’, one of the biggest selling ‘live’ albums in rock history

1982, Iron Maiden scored their first UK No.1 album with The Number Of The Beast. The bands third studio album saw the debut of vocalist Bruce Dickinson and the final appearance of the late drummer Clive Burr.

2007, The former home of Johnny Cash burnt to the ground. This was the place where he and his wife June Carter wrote many of their songs. Bee Gee Barry Gibb had bought the place and was renovating when fire broke out.

Happy birthday Alan ‘Reni’ Wren, of The Stone Roses – ledge!

Check out the weekly Podcast. Marty Miller’s This Week in Music History.