Saturday, October 16, 2010

October 16 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Bob Weir!

Musicians Born On October 16

1922 Max Bygraves (Tulips from Amsterdam)
1937 Emile Ford (What do You Want to Make those Eyes at Me For)
1942 Dave Lovelady (Foremost)
1943 C.F. Turner (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
1947 Bob 'Ace' Weir (Grateful Dead)
1953 Tony Carey (Rainbow)
1960 Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
1962 Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1969 Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips)

Deaths On October 16

1969 Leonard Chess (founder of Chess records)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 16

1959 Bobby Darin: 'Mack the Knife' UK 45
1976 Pussycat: 'Mississippi' UK 45
1976 Rick Dees: 'Disco Duck' US 45
1976 Stevie Wonder: 'Songs in the Key of Life' US LP`
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: UK LP
1993 Garth Brooks : In Pieces ; US LP

Various Music Events On October 16

1959 Eddie Cochran hits UK chart with 'Something Else'

1962 Motown launches two-month package tour of US in Washington DC, featuring Miracles, Mary Wells, Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Little Stevie Wonder

1964 Kinks release 'All Day and All of the Night' in UK

1968 Nina Simone's 'Ain't Got No - I Got Life' hits UK chart

1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival split up

1976 Hall and Oates debut on UK chart with 'She's Gone'

1976 Joan Armatrading debuts on UK chart with 'Love and Affection'

1982 Wham! Debut on UK chart with 'Young Guns (Go for It)'

1986 Chuck Berry's 60th birthday party (organised by Keith Richards) takes place at Fox Theatre, St. Louis

1992 As a reaction to herripping up of a picture of the Pope, Sinead O'Connor is booed off the stage at a show honoring Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden.

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