Today In Music History – Oct 13th


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. Oct 13th in Music History looks like this.

1965, The Who recorded ‘My Generation’ Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. The BBC initially refused to play the song because it did not want to offend people who stutter.


1970, Janis Joplin’s ashes were scattered at Stinson Beach in Marin County, California. The singer had been found dead on the floor beside her bed at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood California on 4th Oct.

1974, TV host Ed Sullivan died. Leader of the Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. Introduced The Beatles, Rolling Stones and other UK acts to America via his Ed Sullivan TV show, from New York City. Of course Elvis too in the 50’s!

1984, U2 scored their second UK No.1 album with ‘The Unforgettable Fire.’

2002, UK rock band Muse threatened legal action against Celine Dion after she announced her forthcoming Las Vegas show would be called ‘Muse’. Singer Matt Bellamy from the band said ‘We don’t want anyone to think we’re her backing band.’

2008, In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all. “No more fan mail and no objects to be signed. Nothing.”

2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.

Paul Simon’s Birthday today, as well as Chicago’s Robert Lamm and ex Van Halen front man and Tequila fan Sammy Hagar!

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