Today In Music History – May 26th


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. in Music History looks like this.

1966, The Rolling Stones were at Number 1 with the first song to hit the top spot with a Sitar. Paint it, Black!

1966, The Beatles recorded Yellow Submarine. The track feature John blowing bubbles in a bucket of water, shouting “Full speed ahead Mister Captain!”

Same day 1969, John and Yoko began their bed in for peace in Montreal. All in room 1742.

1972, At the point of the band splitting up David Bowie offered Mott The Hoople  two of his new songs, ‘Suffragette City’, which they turned down and ‘All The Young Dudes’, which they recorded. It did well for them!

1994, Michael Jackson marries Elvis daughter Lisa Marie.

2002, The first episode of At Home With The Osbournes was shown on MTV in the UK.

2016, A set of stamps celebrating 50 years of Pink Floyd were unveiled by the Royal Mail in the UK.

2017, Chris Cornell was laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles next to Johnny Ramone.

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