Today In Music History – May 7th

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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 7th in Music History looks like this.

1974, Led Zeppelin held a party at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City for the launch of their new record label, Swan Song.

1977, The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hotel California’.

1983 Former Jam leader Paul Weller unveiled his new group The Style Council at an anti nuclear benefit gig in London.

1991, Wilson Pickett was arrested after driving his car over the mayor’s front garden in Englewood, New Jersey. Pickett was charged with driving with open bottles of booze in his car.

 

2011, John Walker (John Joseph Maus) best known as the founder of The Walker Brothers died of liver cancer at his Los Angeles home. He formed The Walker Brothers (originally The Walker Brothers Trio) in 1964.

2015, Three of B.B. King’s 11 surviving children lost a bid in a Las Vegas court to take control over their father’s affairs after they said they suspect the 89-year-old Blues legend’s manager of stealing his money. B.B. died May 14, 2015, at the age of 89.

Celebrating birthdays today, Christy Moore, Thelma Houston, Phil Campbell of Motorhead and drummer Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys.

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