Today In Music History – October 24th.


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 24th in Music History looks like this.

1966, Newsweek interviewed The Monkees. They are asked how the music is created. Singer Davy Jones tells them, “This isn’t a rock ‘n’ roll group. This is an act.”

And in 2016…

1977, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined £205 after admitting having cannabis, Chinese heroin, Mandrax tablets and a revolver at his London home. Later in the evening, Keith and Anita Pallenberg accidentally set fire to their London hotel bedroom.

1998, Former Stone Roses lead singer Ian Brown was jailed for 4 months after being found guilty of disorderly behaviour during a flight from Paris to Manchester. Brown had threatened to chop the hands off an air stewardess during a heated exchange.

2004, Queen became the first rock act to receive an official seal of approval in Iran. Western music was still strictly censored in the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is considered a crime, but an album of Queen’s greatest hits was released this week in Iran.

Happy Birthday Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman!

Don’t forget you can now get This Week in Music History every Friday from and Radio Nova.