Today In Music History – February 16th

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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.  February 16th in Music History looks like this.

1964, The Beatles made their second live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, exactly one week after the first. Before an audience of 3,500 at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

1972, Led Zeppelin made their Australian live debut when they kicked off a six-date tour at the Subiaco Oval, Perth. Police battled with over 500 fans who rammed locked gates trying to get into the concert. Over 4,000 fans stood outside the venue without tickets.

1974 During a tour of America the members of Emerson, Lake & Palmer were arrested in Salt Lake City after swimming naked in the hotel pool. They were each fined $75.

1982, The Jam were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Town Called Malice’.

1985, Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Born In The USA’, his first UK No.1 album.

2002, Thieves broke into George Michaels home in London and stole over £100,000 worth of paintings, jewellery and designer clothes and drove off in his £80,000 Aston Martin DB7.

Andy Taylor (Duran Duran/Power Station) has a birthday today.

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