Today In Music History – March 3rd

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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 3rd in Music History looks like this.

1966, Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in LA. They combined rock, folk, and country music into a sound all its own.

1973, Slade‘s ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, entered the UK charts at No.1, making Slade the first act to achieve this since The Beatles.

1984, Nena started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ’99 Red Balloons.’ Originally sung in German, ’99 Luftballons’ was re-recorded in English as ’99 Red Balloons’.

1994, The Smashing Pumpkins were banned from appearing on the BBC’s Top Of The Pops because of song lyrics. The bands single ‘Disarm’ was this week’s highest new entry.

1995, Foo Fighters made their live debut during a benefit show at The Satyricon in Portland, Oregon.

1999, Oasis agreed to pay their former drummer Tony McCarroll a one-off sum of £550,000 ($935,000) after he sued the Manchester band for millions in unpaid royalties. McCarroll had been sacked from the band in 1995.

2001, Stereophonics were forced to change the title of their new album after car manufacturer Daimler Chrysler objected to their use of the copyrighted word ‘Jeep’. The UK title became ‘Just Enough Education To Perform.’

Birthday’s today include Guitarist Snowy White!