Monday, October 11, 2010

October 11 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Daryl Hall!

Daryl Hall, Hall and Oates

Musicians Born On October 10

1949 Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates)
1950 Andrew Woolfolk (Earth, Wind and Fire)
1962 Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms)

Deaths On October 11

1968 Edith Piaf (La Vie en Rose)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 11

1967 Bee Gees: 'Massachusetts' UK 45
1969 Jane Birkin: 'Je t'Aime' UK 45
1975 Neil Sedaka: 'Bad Blood' US 45
1980 Police: 'Zenyatta Mondatta' UK LP
1986 Madonna: 'True Blue' UK 45
1986 Janet Jackson: 'When I Think of You' US 45
1997 Elton John : Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight :US single
1997 The Verve ; Urban Hymns : UK LP
1998 Billie : Girlfriend : UK single

Various Music Events On October 11

1959 Miracles debut on US chart with 'Bad Boy'

1960 Aretha Franklin makes her stage debut, at New York Vanguard Club

1962 Beatles enter UK chart for the first time with 'Love Me Do'

1962 Del Shannon hits UK chart with 'Swiss Maid'

1963 Beatles receive first gold disc for 'She Loves You'

1968 Aretha Franklin goes gold with 'I Say a Little Prayer'

1975 First edition of comedy and music show 'Saturday Night Live' broadcast on US TV

1975 Elton John hits US chart with his eighteenth hit 'Island Girl', on way to No. 1

1978 Nancy Spungen found murdered in the bathroom of the Greenwich Village apartment she shared with Sid Vicious

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