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 27th in Music History looks like this.
1969, Pink Floyd appeared at Mothers Club in Erdington, Birmingham, England. Radio 1 DJ John Peel reviewed the gig as ‘…sounding like dying galaxies lost in sheer corridors of time and space’. Recordings from this show were included in the group’s 1969 album Ummagumma.
1976, Customs officers on a train at the Russian/Polish Border detained David Bowie after Nazi books and mementoes were found in his luggage. Bowie claimed that the material was being used for research on a movie project about Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Paul Goebbels. Bowie loved his Berlin Years!
1981, Ringo Starr married actress and one time ‘Bond girl’ Barbara Bach. The pair met while filming the really great movie, Caveman. George Harrison and Paul Mc were at the wedding..
1999, The Verve announced that they had split.
2009, Aerosmith were to hold a free concert in Hawaii to placate angry fans who brought a legal case against them. Fans filed a class action case, which claimed the band had cancelled a sold-out show in Maui two years earlier, leaving hundreds of fans out of pocket in favour of a bigger gig in Chicago. Lawyers for the would-be concert-goers said Aerosmith had now agreed to put on a new show, and would pay all expenses. Everyone who bought a ticket to the original concert would receive a free ticket.
Happy birthday Kate Pierson, vocals with The B-52’s. Best known for their 1978 debut single ‘Rock Lobster and the 1990 UK No.2 & US No.3 single ‘Love Shack’.
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