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Today In Music History – August 20th

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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 20th in Music History looks like this.

1965, Davy Jones & The Lower Third released the single ‘You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving’ the last song that David Bowie (born David Jones), released before changing his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees! (At one stage he was even Tom Jones before he was aware of TOM JONES!)

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1969, After finishing ‘I Want You, (She’s So Heavy), The Beatles worked on the running order for the Abbey Road album. This was the last time all four Beatles were together in Abbey Road studios.

1990, Aerosmith appeared at The Marquee Club London. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page joined the band on stage for a blues jam.

2004, A man from Stoke-on-Trent, England, named Bryan Adams as the ‘other man’ in his divorce papers after years spent trying to cope with his wife’s obsession with the singer. Rob Tinsley said he had to live with a 6ft cut-out of Adams which stood at the foot of the bed and posters on the bedroom walls. C’mon Rob, It’s only love!

Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was born today in 66.. Robert Plant is celebrating today! And Phil Lynott would have been the big 7 0!

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