Today In Music History – October 10th


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. October 10th in Music History looks like this.

1902, The Gibson Mandolin guitar company was formed.

Here’s some well known Gibson players:


1969, King Crimson released their debut studio album In the Court of the Crimson King on Island Records in England and Atlantic Records in America. Rolling Stone named In the Court of the Crimson King the second greatest progressive rock album of all time, behind Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

1978, Joe Perry and Steve Tyler from Aerosmith were injured after an exploding firework  was thrown on stage during a gig in Philadelphia. The group performed behind a safety fence for the rest of the tour.

1980, The funeral took place of Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page’s house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours) aged 32.

1992, R.E.M. scored their second UK No.1 album with ‘Automatic For The People’, featuring the singles ‘Drive’, ‘Everybody Hurts’, ‘Man On The Moon’ and ‘The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight.’

1999, A charity auction selling Elvis Presley’s belongings was held at The Grand Hotel, Las Vegas. A wristwatch sold for $32,500, a cigar box $25,000, an autographed baseball sold for $19,000, and a 1956 Lincoln Continental sold for $250,000.

Happy birthdays to:

1952, Sharon Osbourne.

1953, Midge Ure, Scottish musician and singer-songwriter.

1955, David Lee Roth of Van Halen.

1961, Martin Kemp with Spandau Ballet.

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