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Today In Music History – September 18th.

Marty Miller
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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. September 18th in Music History looks like this.

1970, Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot’s Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix apparently left the message ‘I need help bad man’, on his managers answer machine earlier that night..

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1981, Gary Numan took off on a round the world trip in a single engine Cessna plane. The attempt ended after he was forced to land in India, where local police arrested him.

1993, Meat Loaf went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first of five times with Bat Out Of Hell II.

2006, 73 year old country singer Willie Nelson and four members from his band were charged with drug possession after marijuana and magic mushrooms were found by police on his tour bus. Police had stopped the tour bus near Lafayette, Louisiana.

2006, Echo And The Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch was convicted of committing a breach of the peace by shouting, swearing and threatening at  two fans he discovered in a toilet cubicle inside his private dressing room!!

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