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. November 6th in Music History looks like this.
1964, During their first promotional visit to the UK, The Beach Boys appeared live on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’
1970, America’s fight back against the British Invasion, Aerosmith performed their first ever gig when they played at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusetts. Sometimes referred to as “The Bad Boys from Boston”, Aerosmith became the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide.
1975, The Sex Pistols made their live debut at St Martin’s School Of Art in central London, supporting a band called Bazooka Joe, which included Stuart Goddard (the future Adam Ant). The Pistols’ performance lasts 10 minutes..
2007, Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords. The 60-year-old had already scrapped two gigs on doctor’s orders. Speculation had surrounded the tour after he cut short a gig in Newcastle, telling the audience it is “the last show I may ever do in my life”.
2018, Cellist Hugh McDowell died at age 65. Hugh was part of ELO in the early days, in fact he was in the first ever live lineup at age 19. He also worked with Roy Wood in Wizzard too.
Would have been Glen Frey’s birthday today.
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