Today In Music History – May 6th


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 6th in Music History looks like this.

1965, In a Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Rolling Stones, Mick and Keith worked out the opening guitar riff of I can’t get no (Satifaction) following Richard’s purchase of a Gibson fuzz-box earlier that day.

1973, Paul Simon hit the road on his first ever tour without his old buddy, Art Garfunkel. The jaunt was recored and released as “Live Rhymin”

1995, Oasis were at the top of the charts with “Some Might Say”. It was the first single to be released from their second album ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ And the last Oasis track to feature original drummer Tony McCarroll.

2004, A sale at Christie’s in London, became the most successful music auction in the company’s history after Beatles memorabilia sold for a record £788,643. The auction included a leather collar worn by John which sold for £117,250. A signed copy of a management deal with The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein sold for £122,850. Guitars and John Lennon drawings were also in the sale.

2013, Lauryn Hill was sentenced in the US state of New Jersey to three months in jail for tax evasion. The 37 year-old Grammy-winning singer had failed to pay taxes on about $1.8m of earnings between 2005-07.


2020, English rock singer Brian Howe died of cardiac arrest age 66. He is best known for replacing Paul Rodgers as the lead vocalist of Bad Company.

Happy Birthday to Bob Seger and to Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett!

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