Today In Music History – September 24th.

The Classic Album at Midnight – Nirvana's Nevermind

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 24th in Music History looks like this.

1957, The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released.

1966, Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with manager Chas chandler on a flight from New York City. With only the clothes he was wearing, Hendrix had sold his other belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York. One of the first things he did after arriving in England was to legally change his name from James to Jimi.

1991, Nevermind was released in America by Nirvana. The album peaked at No. 1 in January 1992. The idea for the front cover of the baby swimming came after Kurt and drummer Dave Grohl saw a TV documentary on water babies. In 2021 the album cover was heading for the courts.

2003, The Dave Matthews Band played at Central Park in New York City, in front of almost 100,000, the band’s largest audience to date.

2004, The Strat Pack: Live in Concert was held at Wembley Arena in London marking the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster guitar. The concert featured Ronnie Wood, Joe Walsh, Gary Moore, Brian May, David Gilmour, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather-Low, Hank Marvin and many more.


1942, Born on this day, Linda McCartney, (Linda Eastman). Wife of Paul McCartney.

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