Friday, October 5, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 5

Mike Oldfield
No.1
1959 Bobby Darin: 'Mack The Knife' US 45
1961 Shadows: 'Kontiki' UK 45
1974 Beach Boys: 'Endless Summer' US LP
1974 Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells: UK LP
1985 Midge Ure: 'If I Was' UK 45
1991 Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: 'Good Vibrations' US 45
1991 Bryan Adams : Waking Up The Neighbours : UK LP
1991 Guns N Roses: Use Your Illusion II : US LP
2008 Pink: So What: UK 45

Births
1942 Richard Street (Temptations)
1943 Steve Miller  
1948 Brian Connolly (Sweet)
1948 Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
1950 Eddie Clarke (Motorhead)
1954 Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats)
1957 Lee Thompson (Madness)
1961 David Bryson (Counting Crows)
1978 James Valentine (Maroon 5)

Deaths
1992 Eddie Kendricks (Temptations)

Miscellany
1962 Beatles release first single, 'Love Me Do'
 
1968 Cream begins a farewell tour of US with concert at Oakland, California and hits US chart for third time with 'White Room'
 
1968 The Who begin UK tour with Joe Cocker, Small Faces and Arthur Brown
 
1970 Papa John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane
 
1970 'Led Zeppelin 3' goes gold in US
Brian Johnson
 
1975 Harry Chapin hits US chart on way to No. 1 with 'Cat's in the Cradle'
 
1976 Hall and Oates' LP 'Abandoned Luncheonette' finally wins gold disc three years after its original release
 
1979 Police release 'Regatta de Blanc' LP in UK
 
1993 The Beatles' "1962-1966" (The Red Album) and "1967-1970" (The Blue Album) are released on CD
 
1999 Roger Daltrey announced that The Who were reforming, making their first performance in Las Vegas on Oct 29th.
 
2007 Isaac Hanson from US pop band Hanson had surgery to remove a blood clot from his lungs after being diagnosed with a potentially fatal condition.

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