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 9th in Music History looks like this
1964, The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for the movie A Hard Day’s Night. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, the band travelled a total of 2,500 miles on the rails.
1966, The Beach Boys started recording the Brian Wilson song ‘God Only Knows’, which when released in May 1966 was the eighth track on the group’s album Pet Sounds.
1970, Having recently changed their name from Earth to Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward made their concert debut at The Roundhouse, London.
1981, Robert Plant played a secret gig at Keele University, England with his new band The Honey Drippers.
1985, REO Speedwagon started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’, it made No.16 in the UK.
1987, U2 released their fifth studio album The Joshua Tree. It topped the charts in over 20 countries and became the bands first US No.1 album.
1991, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ gave The Clash their only UK No.1 single after the track was used for a Levi’s TV advertisement. The track was first released in 1982 from their album Combat Rock. The Spanish backing vocals were sung by Joe Strummer and Joe Ely.
2007, Brad Delp front man of the band Boston committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in at his home. He died from the smoke of two charcoal BBQ’s he’d lit inside his sealed bathroom. He was found by police lying on a pillow on the floor with a note paper-clipped to his shirt which read: “Mr. Brad Delp. I am a lonely soul.”
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