Today In Music History – May 30th.

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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 30th in Music History looks like this.

1968, The Beatles began recording what became known as The White Album. The double-LP whose official title was simply ‘The Beatles’ became the first Beatles album released with the Apple label. The first track they recorded was ‘Revolution’

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1980, Carl Radle bass player with Derek and the Dominoes died of kidney failure aged 38. Also worked with Gary Lewis & the Playboys, George Harrison, Joe Cocker and Dave Mason.

1987, David Bowie kicked off his 87-date Glass Spider world tour at the Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland. The tour’s set, described at the time as “the largest touring set ever,” was designed to look like a giant spider. The Spider part alone of the set took 43 trucks to move. Imagine that lot getting to Slane July 87!!

2007, A coroner told the murder trial of music producer Phil Spector that US actress Lana Clarkson’s death was a homicide

2009, Mick Jagger, apparently, (may not have actually happened but it was reported on!) offered to buy an ice cream van but was turned down by its owner – who’d promised his daughter he would drive her to her wedding in it. Guiseppe Della Camera, had spent ten years restoring the rusting van to perfection after he spotted it on a farm – being used as a chicken shed. The restoration was such a success Sir Mick offered to buy the vehicle when he saw it at a show on Wandsworth Common. Camera said, ‘Jagger told me he’d really fallen in love with my van and asked me if I would consider selling it. I was stunned when he offered me £100,000.

Born today in 1964, American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist Tom Morello, guitar, from Rage Against The Machine and friend of Bruuuuce!

1974, Born on this day, American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer Cee-Lo Green.

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