Friday, October 7, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 7


John Mellencamp
No.1
1978 Frankie Valli: 'Grease' UK 45
1989 Tears for Fears: 'Seeds of Love' US LP
1995 Alanis Morrissette : Jagged Little Pill : US LP
2007 Bruce Springsteen : Magic : UK LP
2007 Rascal Flats : Still Feels Good : US LP


Births
1943 Dino Valenti (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1945 Kevin Godley (10CC)
1949 David Hope (Kansas)
1951 John 'Cougar' Mellencamp
1953 Tico Torres (Bon Jovi)
1968 Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
1968 Toni Braxton

Deaths
1966 Johnny Kidd (Pirates)

Miscellany
1967 Beatles reject an offer of a million dollars to play Shea Stadium from promoter Sid Bernstein, who originally promoted their US concerts
1972 Simon and Garfunkel's 'America ' and Cat Stevens's 'Catch Bull At Four' hit UK LP chart
1975 John Lennon wins his four-year fight to stay in US with ruling by US Court of Appeal
1977 Steve Hackett leaves Genesis
1977 David Bowie releases 'Heroes' LP
1978 Police debut on UK singles chart with 'Can't Stand Losing You'
1978 Chris Rea debuts on UK single chart with 'Fool (If You think It's Over)'
Tico Torres
1980 Dusty Springfield appears on stage in New York for first time in eight years at Grand Finale
1982 Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page was given a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possessing cocaine.
1989 Deborah Harry's 'I Want that Man' hits UK chart
1989 Rickie Lee Jones's 'Flying Cowboys' hits UK LP chart
1989 Runrig's 'Searchlight' hits UK LP chart
1989 Jefferson Airplane plays a concert for the San Francisco Food Bank. The cost of admission is a can of food
1995 David Bowie reunites with Brian Eno. on his new album "Outside",
1996 On his "Ghost Of Tom Joad" tour Bruce Springsteen sells out a solo acoustic show at Charlotte's Ovens Auditorium in eight minutes.
2004 53 year old Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars had a hip replacement operation in a LA hospital.
2006 Babyshambles postponed their UK tour to give singer Pete Doherty more time to recover from drug treatment.

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