Today In Music: 24th April
Today In Music... April 24th edition! We've got everything from Bob Dylan to Christina Aguilera today, and a heartbreaking missed opportunity!
1961: Bob Dylan made his debut recording by appearing on Harry Belafonte's album ‘The Midnight Special’. Dylan, who was still an unknown artist at the time, played harmonica on the title track of the album. For his contribution, he was paid a modest session fee of $50. Although the recording did not receive much attention at the time, it marked the beginning of Dylan's legendary career and his impact on the folk music scene.
1976: Paul and Linda McCartney joined John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment to watch Saturday Night Live on television. During the show, the producer, Lorne Michaels, made an on-air request for The Beatles to reunite and perform live. Although Lennon and McCartney considered taking a cab to the studio, they eventually decided against it, feeling too exhausted. Regrettably, this marked the final time that Lennon and McCartney would see each other.
1995: Oasis released ‘Some Might Say’, which was to become the band’s first UK No. 1 single. The promo video which accompanies it is made up of cuts from the videos for ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’, ‘Whatever’ and ‘Supersonic’, as erratic frontman Liam Gallagher failed to turn up for the planned shoot.
2003: The first official download chart in the UK was compiled. 150,000 music fans downloaded 1.1 million tracks, and The Net Parade was launched. Tatu’s ‘All The Things She Said’, Coldplay’s ‘Clocks’ and Christina Aguilera’s ‘Beautiful’ made up the top three.
Words: Thomas Jackson
Header Image: Christina Aguilera by Violeta Álvarez