Today In Music History – May 11th

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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. May 11th in Music History looks like this.

1964, During a UK tour The Rolling Stones were refused lunch at The Grand Hotel, Bristol, where they were staying because they were not wearing jackets and ties.

Still not doing jackets and ties in 2020!

1974, Led Zeppelin attended an Elvis Presley show at the Los Angeles Forum in California.

 

1981, Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley died aged 36. In July 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under his toe nail, Marley’s health deteriorated as the cancer had spread throughout his body.

1996, Bill Graham the Irish journalist and co founder of Hotpress – associated with so many Irish acts, died of a heart attack aged 44. Also the man who introduced U2 to would be manager Paul McGuinness.

2003, Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding died at his home in Cork aged 57. Redding played on the classic Hendrix albums ‘Are You Experienced’, ‘Axis: Bold as Love’ and ‘Electric Ladyland,’

 

Happy Birthday to Eric Burdon, who with The Animals had the 1964 UK & US No.1 single ‘House Of The Rising Sun’

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