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 30th in Music History looks like this.
1965, Donovan made his US television debut on Shindig! Along with The Hollies, The Turtles and the Dave Clark Five.
1967, Britain’s first National pop radio station, BBC Radio 1 was launched to take over from the very successful pirate radio stations, which had been forced off-air by the Government. Former pirate DJ Tony Blackburn, from Radio Caroline, was the first presenter on air, with The Move’s Flowers In The Rain the first record to be played.
1978, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John had their second UK No.1 from the film ‘Grease’ with ‘Summer Nights.’ Seven weeks at No.1 it became the second best selling single of 1978, beaten by ‘Saturday Night Fever’.
1993, Kate Pierson from The B-52’s was charged with criminal mischief and trespassing during an anti-fur protest at ‘Vogue’s’ New York City offices.
2016, A schoolboy from Philadelphia who skipped class to meet his musical hero handed his teacher an absence note with a difference. The typewritten note was signed by Bruce Springsteen. Michael Fenerty met the star at a “meet-and-greet” in the Free Library of Philadelphia when Springsteen was in town signing copies of his new autobiography, Born to Run.
Marc Bolan was born today in 1947. Sadly killed in car crash 2 weeks before his 30th birthday.
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