Today In Music History – August 29th.


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 29th in Music History looks like this.

1964, Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ was released in the US. It went on to reach No.1 four weeks later. The title was inspired by Orbison’s wife Claudette  who told Roy I’m heading out for the night.. “A pretty woman never needs any money.”

1966, The Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crowd of 25,000


1977, Three people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis’ body. As a result, his remains would be later moved to Graceland.

1992, U2 became only the second act ever (Billy Joel was the first) to play at Yankee Stadium in New York City, during their  Zoo TV tour.

1994, Oasis released their debut album Definitely Maybe 

2019, Noel Gallagher announced he was thinking of starting a petition to get the Foo Fighters to break up, after the Foos announced at Leeds/Reading they were going to start a petition to get Oasis back together.

2021, Jamaican Music producer and ledge Lee Scratch Perry died at age 85. He was a master at getting ALOT of sound out of very limited equipement back in the 70’s.

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