Today In Music History – July 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. July 29th  in Music History looks like this.

1963, Elvis was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘(You’re the) Devil In Disguise’.  His 14th UK No.1.  When the song was debuted to a British audience on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, the celebrity guest John Lennon voted the song “a miss” stating that Elvis was “like Bing Crosby Now”

1966, A lady called Maureen Cleave did an interview with John Lennon in which he said ‘We’re bigger than Jesus now.’ American Christian’s reacted with outrage, organizing ‘Beatle bonfires’ burning the group’s records. He later had to say sorry!

1966, Eric Clapton Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker made their live debut as Cream in Manchester.

1973, Led Zeppelin played the last of three nights at Madison Square Garden, New York at the end of a North American tour. It was on this day that the band lost around $203,000 in cash after a thief made off with the receipts from the two Madison Square Garden concerts.

1974, Mamas & the Papas singer Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London.

1990, Elton John checked into a clinic in the States to cure bulimia and an addiction problem, taking over a year off from touring and recording.

2006, Pamela Anderson married for the second time to US rapper Kid Rock, on a yacht off the French resort of St Tropez. 4 months later it was all over.


Finally, Happy birthday to Patti Scialfa (Bruce Springsteen’s missus)

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