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 5th in Music History looks like this.
1969, The Rolling Stones gave a free concert in London’s Hyde Park before an audience of 250,000, as a tribute to Brian Jones who had died two days earlier at the gig Mick Jagger released 3,500 butterflies; it was also guitarist’s Mick Taylor’s debut with the Stones.
1975, Pink Floyd, Captain Beefheart, Steve Miller and Roy Harper all appeared at The Knebworth Festival, England, tickets cost £3.50. Pink Floyd premiered their new album Wish You Were Here with the help of Spitfires, pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage.
1999, The Eurythmics announced their first world tour for more than 10 years and that all profits would be given to charity.
2003, Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing “Ring of Fire”, Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage.
2014, The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead played to over 70,000 fans at Chicago’s Soldier Field. They said it was the last time they would play live. The shows came 20 years after the death of lead guitarist Jerry Garcia.
Happy birthday to Robbie Robertson, guitar, vocals, part of the band of course and a super guitar player..
And happy day to Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and the News as well.
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