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. June 10th in Music History looks like this.
1964, On their first world tour The Beatles took a flight from Hong Kong to Australia making an unscheduled fuel stop in Darwin, where over 400 fans greeted their aircraft. The Beatles then flew on to Sydney, where they arrive in the middle of a heavy downpour. The group were required to appear in an open-top truck in the pouring rain to wave at the 1,000’s of fans greeting them at the airport.
1966, Steve Marriott of the Small Faces collapsed while performing on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! The group were forced to cancel the following weeks gigs.
1977, Joe Strummer and Nicky Headon from The Clash were each fined £5 by a London court for spray-painting The Clash on a wall.
1978, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You’re The One That I Want’ also No.1 in the UK.
1993, Sinead O’Connor took out a full-page ad in the Irish Times asking the public to “stop hurting me please.” She blamed her troubles on abuse she suffered as a child.
2004, singer, songwriter Ray Charles died aged 73. Glaucoma rendered Charles blind at the age of six.
2006, Led Zeppelin met at a secret rehearsal space in England to run through songs for the forthcoming 02 Arena benefit tribute to Atlantic Records co-founder, the late Ahmet Ertegun.
2007, The Rolling Stones played their first UK festival in over 30 years when they appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival.
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