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 5th in Music History looks like this.
1965, The Rolling Stones recorded their eighth single ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’ at RCA studios in Hollywood.
1968, On their first ever visit to the UK The Doors appeared on Top Of The Pops performing ‘Hello I Love You’ live on the TV show.
1987, Ian Astbury of The Cult was arrested after a show in Vancouver ended in a riot. (Doors fan Ian doing his best Jim Morrison to stir it!) Staff at the concert claimed they were assaulted by Astbury, who spent the night in the local police cells.
Speaking of his love of Doors, this was short lived but happened.
2016, An asteroid was named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday. The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 – the year he died.
Happy birthday Al Stewart.
And a would be birthday for Freddie Mercury of Queen.
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