Today In Music History – August 17th


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. August 17th in Music History looks like this.

1960, The Beatles played their first Hamburg show at the Indra Club and went on to play 48 nights in the venue.

1965, The Byrds were forced to cancel a concert during their UK tour at The Guildhall, Portsmouth when only 250 of the 4,000 tickets had been sold.

1969, The final day of the 3 day Woodstock Festival took place at Yasgur’s farm in upstate New York.

1979, The New York Post reported that Anita Pallenberg (then wife of Keith Richards) was linked to a witches coven in South Salem, New York where Richards owned a house.

1991, Nirvana shot the video for ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’ at GMT Studios in Culver City, California.

1995, Dave Gahan was rushed to hospital in LA after an apparent suicide attempt

Birthdays today include Former Guns n Roses head Gilby Clarke, Belinda Carlisle and Mike Lewis of Lost Prophets.

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