Monday, October 18, 2010

October 17 - Today In Rock Music History

Ziggy Marley

Musicians Born On October 17

1928 Cozy Cole (Topsy)
1934 Rico (Specials)
1941 James Seals (Seals and Crofts)
1946 James Tucker (Turtles)
1968 Ziggy Marley
1972 Wyclef Jean (The Fugees)

Deaths On October 17

1972 Billy Williams (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter)
1991 Tennessee Ernie Ford

Number 1 In The Charts On October 17

1960 Drifters: 'Save the Last Dance for Me' US 45
1964 Manfred Mann: 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' US 45
1970 Jackson 5: 'I'll Be There' US 45
1981 Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin: 'It's My Party' UK 45
1981 Christopher Cross: 'Arthur's Theme' US 45
1987 Bee Gees: 'You Win Again' UK 45
1987 Bruce Springsteen: 'Tunnel of Love' UK LP
1987 Lisa Lisa: 'Lost in Emotion' US 45
1992 Tasmin Archer : Sleeping Satellite : UK single
1992 Prince : Symbol : UK LP
1998 Barenaked Ladies : One Week : US single
1998 Phil Collins : Hits : UK LP

Various Music Events On October 17

1958 Cliff Richard signs to appear in the film 'Serious Charge'

1962 Beatles appear on UK TV show 'People and Places', singing 'Some Other Guy'

1963 Ronettes debut on UK chart with 'Be My Baby'

1964 Velvettes enter US chart with 'Needle in a Haystack'

1969 Led Zeppelin release 'Led Zeppelin 2' in US

1975 Maurice Gibb marries Yvonne Spencley

1979 Fleetwood Mac release 'Tusk' LP in US, album released ahead of time due to plays on US radio

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