Today In Music History – March 12th.


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.  March 12th in Music History looks like this.

1967 The Velvet Underground & Nico the debut album by the Velvet Underground was released. Though the record was a commercial failure upon release and was almost entirely ignored by critics at the time, now the album is  recognised as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of popular music.

1968 The Rolling Stones started recording their next single ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ in London, the song inspired by Keith Richards Gardner, Jack!

1969 Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman at Marylebone Register Office. They then held a reception lunch at The Ritz Hotel, Paul then went to Abbey Road studios in the evening to work.

1974 John Lennon made the headlines after an incident at the Troubadour Club, LA. Basically was turned out for being unruly.

1983 Bonnie Tyler had her only UK No.1 single with a song written by Meat Loaf’s producer, Jim Steinman, ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’

1995 The Spin Doctors played a gig at singer Chris Barron’s old School in Princeton and raised $10,000 to help fund a trip to France and the UK for the school choir.

2006 Former Pink Floyd ledge David Gilmour went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his third solo album On An Island. Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera played on it too.

2007 Amy Winehouse made her US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman performing ‘Rehab’. It went like this.

2010, Over 130 people were arrested and eight people were hospitalised as fans tried to gatecrash a Metallica gig in Colombia. 1,500 police and four tanks were brought in to manage the crowds.

2016, Iron Maidens personal Boeing 747 was badly damaged after colliding with a tow truck while grounded at Santiago, Chile. The band’s crew and their twenty tons of equipment were not onboard at the time of the crash, but two ground crew workers were injured.

Happy birthday to James Taylor, Steve Harris of Iron Maiden and Graham Coxon of Blur.

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