Monday, October 3, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 3


Gwen Stefani
No.1
1987 M.A.A.R.S: 'Pump Up the Volume' UK 45
1992 Abba : Gold- Greatest Hits : UK LP
1998 Monica : The First Night: US single
2004: Joss Stone: Mind, Body & Soul


 
Births
1938 Eddie Cochran
1941 Chubby Checker
1947 Lyndsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
1954 Stevie Ray Vaughan
1962 Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)
1969 Gwen Stefani (No Doubt)

Deaths
1967 Woody Guthrie
2000 Benjamin Orr (The Cars)
2002 Darryl DeLoach (Iron Butterfly)

Miscellany
1958 James Brown's first R&B No. 1, 'Try Me', released in US on Federal Records
1964 Supremes hit US chart with their second No. 1, 'Baby Love'
1968 Working at Trident Studios in London, The Beatles recorded the new George Harrison song ‘Savoy Truffle’.
1970 Jazz - rock band Lifetime formed by Tony Williams, John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce and Larry Young
1977 Bob Welch releases ' Sentimental Lady' in US, featuring Christine McVie
Benjamin Orr
1977 Stiff Records launch old-fashioned package tour in London with Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Ian Dury and others billed as a 'Bunch of Stiffs'
1978 The members of Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they were arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at Fort Wayne Coliseum.
1980 Bruce Springsteen, on stage in Ann Arbor, Michigan, joins Bob Seger for dynamic version of 'Thunder Road'
1980 Rockpile releases 'Seconds of Pleasure' LP in US
1987 'Brilliant Disguise', first new studio-recorded single by Bruce Springsteen since ''Born in the USA', enters US Hot 100 at No. 40
1991 Texas governor Ann Richards proclaimed October 3, (Stevie Ray Vaughan's birthday), to be "Stevie Ray Vaughan Day".
1992 Sinead O'Connor ripped up a photograph of Pope John Paul II, on the US TV show 'Saturday Night Live', in a protest at abortion laws.
1994 Eric Clapton starts the "Nothing But The Blues" tour in Montreal.
1999 Akio Morita the founder of Sony electronics died aged 78.

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