Today In Music History – October 21st


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 21st in Music History looks like this.

1965, The Spencer Davis Group recorded ‘Keep On Running’ at Pye Studios in London.


1976, Keith Moon played his last big show with The Who at the end of a North American tour at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. He was gone in ‘78.

1992, George Michael took Sony Records to court in a fight over his contract with the company; he lost the case in 1994. Michael worked with Sony again less than 10 years later. Somehow managed to not burn bridges despite accusing Sony of “professional slavery”.

1995, Greenday‘s Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested and fined $141(!!) after mooning at the audience during a gig in Milwaukee.


2006, British broadcaster John Peel left over £1.8m and over 25,000 vinyl records in his will. Peel died suddenly at the age of 65 from a heart attack in 2004.

2014, Wilko Johnson said he has been “cured” of pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012. The 67-year-old was initially given 10 months to live. Still going in 2021.

Happy birthday to Toto’s Steve Lukather.

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