Sunday, October 14, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 14

Tracy Chapman
No.1
1957 Everly Brothers: 'Wake Up Little Suzie' US 45
1972 Lieutenant Pigeon: 'Mouldy Ole Doe' UK 45
1972 Michael Jackson: 'Ben' US 45
1989 Tracy Chapman: 'Crossroads' UK LP
1989 Motley Crue : DR.Feelgood : US LP
1995 Oasis : (What's The Story) Morning Glory? : UK LP

Births
1940 Cliff Richard
1945 Colin Hodgkinson (Whitesnake)
1946 Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
1958 Jude Pero (Twister Sister)

Miscellany
1966 Grace Slick makes her first appearance with Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore West, San Francisco
 
1972 Joe Cocker busted for drug possession after a concert in Adelaide
 
1972 Harold Melvin and Blue Notes enter R&B chart with 'If You Don't Know Me by Now'
 
1972 Temptations hit US chart with 'Papa Was a Rolling Stone', their third No. 1 single
Def Leppard
 
1988 Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive LPs, with Pyromania' (released in 1983) and 'Hysteria.'
 
2004 Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil.

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