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. November 29th in Music History looks like this.
1976, Lancaster local council cancelled the Sex Pistols gig at Lancaster Poly. The reason was given in a statement by the council saying: ‘We don’t want that sort of filth in our town’
1980, John and Yoko’s Double Fantasy album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon’s murder in New York, three weeks after its release.
1997, ‘Perfect Day’ performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart for Children in Need. Of course originally written and recorded by Lou Reed.
2000, U2’s Larry Mullen came to the rescue of motorcyclist who had been involved in an accident. Larry was driving home when he saw the motorcyclist who had crashed and stopped to call for help on his phone and then waited for the ambulance to arrive.
2001, Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. George had a hugely successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, ‘Something’, and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Harrison released the acclaimed triple album, All Things Must Pass, in 1970, from which came the worldwide No.1 single ‘My Sweet Lord.’
2002, Three paintings by Sir Paul McCartney were bought for just £35 each at the Secrets Postcard Sale at London’s Royal College of Art. Members of the public gambled on whether they were buying works by celebrity artists at a fraction of their value, as a picture’s creator was only made known after it has sold.
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