Today In Music History – December 15th


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. December 15th in Music History looks like this.

1944, American big-band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader Glenn Miller was killed when his aircraft disappeared over the English Channel

1977, The Sex Pistols were refused entry into the USA two days before a scheduled NBC TV appearance. Johnny Rotten because of a drugs conviction, Paul Cook & Sid Vicious because of ‘moral turpitude’ and Steve Jones because of his criminal record.

1984, Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid entered the UK chart at No.1 and stayed at the top for five weeks.

1990, Rod Stewart married New Zealand model Rachel Hunter in Beverly Hills. Stewart was quoted as saying ‘I Found the Girl that I Want, I won’t be putting my banana in anybody’s fruit bowl from now on’. They (banana) split in 1999.

1999, Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren announced that he was running for the Mayor of London.  He said “I changed London with the Sex Pistols, I can change London as Mayor.”

Paul Simonon, bassist of The Clash and Sergio Pizzorno, guitar, vocals, Kasabian celebrating birthdays today..

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