Today In Music History – October 18th.


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 18th in Music History looks like this.

1957, Paul McCartney made his first appearance with The Quarry Men at a club in Liverpool.

1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig as a band supporting French pop star Johnny Hallyday in Paris.

1974, Al Green was taking a shower at his Memphis home when his ex-girlfriend Mary Woodson burst in and poured boiling hot oil over him. She then shot herself dead. Green suffered second degree burns.

Let’s not stay together.

1979, Buggles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Video Killed The Radio Star.’ Famously, it was the first ever music video shown on MTV in North America.

1989, During a gig at The Los Angeles Coliseum, California, (opening for The Rolling Stones) Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose announced that this would be the last Guns N’ Roses concert unless the band members “got their shit together.” He was referring to their use of heroin.

2013, Paul McCartney gave an impromptu gig in Covent Garden, London to a crowd of more than 2,000 fans during the lunchtime rush. McCartney’s latest solo album ‘New’ was released in the same week

Chuck Berry’s birthday today, along with Mark Morriss of The Bluetones and Peter Svensson of The Cardigans.

The look of admiration of the E Streeters for Chuck here! Pure love!

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