Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 10

David Lee Roth
No.1
1960 Larry Verne: 'Mr. Custer' US 45
1963 Brian Poole: 'Do You Love Me' UK 45
1970 Black Sabbath: 'Paranoid' UK LP
1970 Neil Diamond: 'Cracklin' Rosie' US 45
1976 Walter Murphy: 'A Fifth of Beethoven' US 45
1981 Police: 'Ghost in the Machine;' UK LP
1987 Whitesnake: 'Here I Go Again' US 45
1992 R.E.M. : Automatic for the People : UK LP
2009 Pearl Jam : Backspacer : US LP




Births
1946 Keith Reid (Procol Harum)
1946 John Prine
1952 Sharon Osbourne
1953 Midge Ure (Ultravox)
1955 David Lee Roth (Van Halen)
1958 Tanya Tucker
1959 Kirsty McColl
1959 Chris Lowe (Pet Shop Boys)
1960 Eric Martin (Mr Big)
1961 Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
1967 Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls)
1976 Richard Oakes (Suede)

Deaths
2009 Stephen Gately (Boyzone)

Miscellany
1964 Rufus Thomas's 'Jump Back' single enters US R&B chart
 
1964 Shangri-Las hit US chart with 'Leader of the Pack', their second hit and only No. 1 single
 
1969 Frank Zappa's 'Hot Rats' LP released in UK
 
1970 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles hit US chart with 'Tears of a Clown' on way to No. 1
Mike Malinin
 
1978 'Smash Hits' magazine publishes first edition
 
1978 'Be Stiff' tour opens at Bristol University with Lene Lovich, Jona Lewie, Wreckless Eric and Rachael Sweet
 
1978 Joe Perry and Steve Tyler from Aerosmith were injured after a cherry bomb was thrown on stage during a gig in Philadelphia.
 
1979 'The Rose', starring Bette Midler, as a Janis Joplin-type singer, opens in Los Angeles
 
1979 Los Angeles declares a Fleetwood Mac Day and the band gets its own star on Hollywood Boulevard's 'Walk of Fame'
 
1987 Wanda Nicholls made an official complaint that David Bowie raped her and bit her on the legs and back. Bowie dismissed the alleged incident, claiming Nicholls was 'publicity seeking.'

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