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 11th in Music History looks like this.
1966, The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Paint It, Black’, the group’s third US No.1 single.
1969, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Ballad Of John and Yoko’ the group’s 17th UK No.1. The only two Beatles that played on the track were John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
1977, Joe Strummer and Topper Headon were detained overnight in prison in Newcastle upon Tyne, both Clash members were to answer a charge relating to the theft of a Holiday Inn pillowcase. They were both fined £100.
2002, Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills at Castle Leslie in Monaghan. Guests included Ringo Starr, David Gilmour, Jools Holland and Chrissie Hynde.
2011, Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side Of The Moon, re-entered the Billboard Album chart at No. 47, and reached the milestone of 1,000 weeks on Billboard’s charts.
Frank Beard of ZZ Top has a birthday today. (Yes yes, he’s the one without the beard!)
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