Monday, October 18, 2010

October 18 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

Chuck Berry, Duckwalk

Musicians Born On October 18

1926 Chuck Berry (Sweet Little 16)
1938 Ronnie Bright (Coasters)
1943 Russ Gigure (Association)
1947 Laura Nyro (Wedding Bell Blues)
1947 Gary Puckett (Young Girl)
1949 Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon)
1952 Keith Knudson (Doobie Brothers)
1961 Wynton Marsalis

Number 1 In The Charts On October 18

1969 Bobbie Gentry: 'I'll Never Fall in Love' UK 45
1969 Temptations: 'I Can't Get Next to You' US 45
1975 John Denver: 'Windsong' US LP
1986 Nick Berry: 'Every Loser Wins' UK 45
1986 Huey Lewis: 'Fore' US LP
1998 Spacedust : Gym And Tonic : UK single

Various Music Events On October 18

1925 Grand Ole Opry opens

1957 Marty Wilde, newly signed by Philips, makes UK TV debut in 'Off the Record'

1959 Drifters release 'Dance with Me' in UK

1964 Animals begin their first headlining UK tour at ABC Manchester Theatre with Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent and Nashville Teens supporting

1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its debut gig to 14,500 people in Paris, opening for Johnny Halliday at the Olympia Theatre.

1967 John Lennon appears in first solo film performance as 'How I Won the War' premieres at London Pavilion
1978 Reggae film 'Rockers', featuring Mighty Diamonds, Big Youth, Robbie Shakespeare, Peter Tosh and many others, premieres in Kingston

1990 "Rocky Horror Picture Show Day", is declared in Los Angeles, marking the 15th Anniversary of the film.

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