Monday, October 11, 2010

October 10 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday David Lee Roth!

David Lee Roth, Van Halen

Musicians Born On October 10

1914` Ivory Joe Hunter (blues musician)
1946 Keith Reid (Procol Harum)
1946 John Prine
1953 Midge Ure (Ultravox)
1955 David Lee Roth (Van Halen)
1958 Tanya Tucker (US country singer)
1959 Kirsty McColl (A New England)
1959 Chris Lowe (Pet Shop Boys)
1961 Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
1967 Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls)
1968 Michael Bivens (Bell Biv Devoe)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 10

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

Various Music Events On October 10

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

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

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'

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