Thursday, October 13, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 13


U2
No.1
1973 Rolling Stones: 'Goat's Head Soup' US LP
1979 Blondie: 'Eat to the Beat' UK LP
1979 Police: 'Regatta De Blanc' UK LP
1979 Michael Jackson: 'Don't Stop til You Get Enough' US 45
1984 U2: 'The Unforgettable Fire' UK LP
1984 Stevie Wonder: 'I Just Called to Say I Love You' US 45
1991 George Michael : Praying For Time : US single




Births
1940 Chris Farlowe
1941 Paul Simon
1944 Robert Lamm (Chicago)
1947 Sammy Hagar
1950 Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention)
1959 Marie Osmond (Osmonds)

Miscellany
1962 Don Everly collapsed during rehearsals on stage at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London on the eve of a 22 date Everly Brothers UK tour.
1963 Beatles appear on UK TV show 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium'. All the streets around the theatre are closed
1965 The Who recorded 'My Generation', at Pye studios, London.
1967 The Who release 'I Can See For Miles' in UK
1970 Janis Joplin's ashes are scattered at sea off the California coast
Paul Simon
1971 David Essex chosen to play Christ in the forthcoming production of 'Godspell'
1975 Neil Young underwent an operation at a Los Angeles hospital to remove an object from his vocal cords.
1990 No Sweat debut on UK chart with 'Heart and Soul'
1998 The Crossroads Center in Antigua, a $6.5 million addiction recovery center funded by Eric Clapton, opens.
2002 UK rock band Muse took legal action against Celine Dion after she announced her forthcoming Las Vegas show would be called 'Muse'.
2008 In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all.

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