Today In Music History – September 27th.


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 27th in Music History looks like this.

1964, The Beach Boys made their TV debut on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on US TV where they performed ‘I Get Around’ and ‘Wendy’.

And with that video, I got to share this piss take! God bless the internet..

1978, Eric Clapton sponsored a West Bromwich Albion UEFA cup-tie against Galatasarey. After the game, Eric presented each player with a gold copy of his latest album ‘Slowhand” (Taxbreaks!!)

1979, Scottish guitarist Jimmy McCullough died from a heroin overdose in his flat in London, aged 26. A part of Thunderclap Newman and Wings (1974 to 1977). When ‘Something in the Air’ by Thunderclap Newman went to No.1 in 1969, it made McCulloch the youngest guitarist to ever play on a UK No.1 single, as he was was just sixteen years old at the time.

1986, Metallica bass player Cliff Burton was crushed to death after the bands tour bus crashed between Stockholm and Copenhagen. The story goes that during a European tour members from the band drew cards for the most comfortable bunk on the tour bus, Burton had won the game with an Ace of Spades and was asleep when the tour bus ran over a patch of black ice and skidded off of the road.

Finally in 2018, the American singer-songwriter Marty Balin died at the age of 76. Best known as the founder and one of the lead singers of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.


Happy Birthday to Randy Bachman, lead guitarist, songwriter from Canadian rock bands Guess Who and BTO.

And Meatloaf is blowing out candles too today!

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