Sunday, October 2, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 2


Rod Stewart
No.1
1965 McCoys: 'Hang On Sloopy' US 45
1971 Rod Stewart: 'Every Picture Tells a Story' UK LP
1971 Rod Stewart: 'Maggie May' US 45
1971 Rod Stewart: 'Every Picture Tells a Story' US LP
1982 Musical Youth: 'Pass the Dutchie' UK 45
1982 Dire Straits: 'Love Over Gold' UK LP
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: UK LP
2008 Pink : Funhouse : US LP

Births
1945 Don McLean
1949 Richard Hell (Voidoids)
1950 Mike Rutherford (Genesis)
1951 Sting
1955 Philip Oakey (Human League)
1971 Tiffany (Renee Darwish)
1973 Lene Nystrom (Aqua)

Miscellany
1957 Larry Williams's 'Bony Moronie' released in US
1960 Maurice Williams's 'Stay' enters US chart. Lasting only one minute 32 seconds, it goes on to become the shortest ever No. 1 single
1965 Manfred Mann becomes the first Western band to tour USSR
1967 All six members of The Grateful Dead were busted by California narcotics agents for possession of marijuana
Bee Gees
1977 The body of Elvis Presley and his mother Gladys were moved from the cemetery where they were buried to Graceland's after an unsuccessful attempt was made to body snatch the coffin.
1980 Bee Gees sue manager Robert Stigwood for $200 million, claiming misrepresentation and fraud
1981 Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples leave the Specials
1982 Tears for Fears debut on UK chart with 'Mad World'
1982 Bruce Springsteen's 'Nebraska' LP hits chart at No. 24
1983 Abba singer Agnetha Faltskog was taken to hospital suffering from concussion after being involved in a car crash in Skane Sweden.
1995 Oasis released their second album '(What's The Story), Morning Glory'.
1999 Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas married model Marisol Maldonado.
2002 Adam Ant escaped a prison sentence after a judge ruled that an incident in which he threatened drinkers with a replica pistol in a London pub was a result of mental illness.
2004 Billy Joel married 23-year-old Kate Lee at his Centre Island, New York mansion.

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