Today In Music History – October 19th


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 19th in Music History looks like this.

1968, 18 year old Peter Frampton meet Steve Marriott at a Small Faces show in London. Becoming friends, the two started planning a new group which emerged as Humble Pie the following year.

1973, David Bowie gave us the Pin Ups album, Twiggy was on the front cover.

1980, AC/DC Kicked off a UK tour, the bands first live dates since Bon Scott’s death.

1991, Oasis played The Boardwalk in their hometown of Manchester, the group’s first gig with Noel Gallagher in the group.

2007, Johnny Marr was made a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford in Manchester.

2009, A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley’s head when he joined the US Army in 1958 sold for $15,000 in Chicago.

2014, Raphael Ravenscroft who played sax  on Gerry Rafferty hit ‘Baker Street’ died aged 60 of a suspected heart attack. He was only paid £27.50 for the ‘Baker Street’ session and it has been reported that the cheque bounced and that it was kept on the wall of Ravenscroft’s solicitors; by contrast the song is said to have earned Rafferty £80,000 a year in royalties.

2020, At age 81, Spencer Davis died.

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