Monday, October 1, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 1

Mariska Veres
No.1
1977 Meco: 'Star Wars Theme' US 45
1982 John Cougan Mellencamp : American Fool : US LP
1983 Bonnie Tyler: 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' US 45
1988 Bon Jovi: 'New Jersey' UK LP
1994 Luther Vandross : Songs : UK LP
1994 Eric Clapton : From The Cradle To The Grave : US LP

Births
1945 Donny Hathaway
1948 Mariska Veres (Shocking Blue)

Deaths
1975 Al Jackson (Booker T.)






Miscellany
1956 Bill Haley's 'Rock and Roll Stage Show' LP released in UK
 
1960 'Eddie Cochran Memorial Album' hits UK chart
 
1967 Traffic make their stage debut at the Saville theatre in London
 
1967 Thieves broke into Mick Jagger’s London flat and stole jewellery and furs belonging to his then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
 
1970 Funeral of Jimi Hendrix held in Seattle, Washington
 
1970 Two thousand Italian fans go on the rampage after failing to get into a Rolling Stones concert at Sports Palace, Milan. Sixty-three are arrested
 
1970 Curtis Mayfield leaves Impressions
 
1971 Gene Vincent records last session before his death, for Radio 1 at BBC Maida Vale studios
 
1971 John Lennon's 'Imagine' goes gold
Radiohead
 
1979 Elton John performs first of eight shows at Madison Square Garden
 
1981 The Pretenders were forced to cancel the last leg of a US tour after drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane, cutting tendons and arteries.
 
1983 By reaching No. 7 in US with 'Metal Health', Quiet Riot achieve most successful debut LP in heavy metal history to date
 
1986 Andy McVann drummer with Liverpool band The Farm was killed in a car crash during a police chase.
 
2007 Radiohead's official website crashed after the band announced that their new album ‘In Rainbows’ would only be available to order via www.radiohead.com.

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