Today In Music History – June 23rd


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 23rd in Music History looks like this.

1966, The Beatles had their tenth consecutive UK No.1 single with Paperback Writer’ The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on certain Wilson Pickett records was far more prominent  than the bass on any Beatles records.

1975, During his ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ tour in Vancouver, Canada, Alice Cooper fell from the stage and broke six ribs.

1990, Elton John was a happy bunny, FINALLY landing number one on the UK charts. It was his first UK solo No.1 single with ‘Sacrifice’ (He did get there with Kiki Dee in the 70’s)

2010, 62-year-old Gregg Allman underwent a liver transplant operation in Florida. Allman said “I changed my ways years ago, but we can’t turn back time. Every day is a gift.” The gift lasted another 7 years. Gregg died in 2017.

Happy Birthday to top producer man Brendan O Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, AC/DC) Oasis founding member Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs and KT Tunstall

Check out the weekly Podcast. Marty Miller’s This Week in Music History.