Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 19 - Today In Rock Music History

We Miss You Peter! Your Spirit Lives On...

Peter Tosh, Leagalize It

Musicians Born On October 19

1934 David Guard (Kingston Trio)
1940 Larry Chance (Earls)
1944 Peter Tosh (Legalize It)
1945 Jeannie C. Riley (Harper Valley PTA)
1947 William Hart (Delfonics)
1957 Karl Wallinger (World Party)
1960 Woody (Daniel) Woodgate (Madness)
1966 Sinitta (Toy Boy)
1972 Pras Michel (The Fugees)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 19

1956 Frankie Laine: 'A Woman in Love' UK 45
1961 Helen Shapiro: 'Walking Back To Happiness' UK 45
1974 Sweet Sensation: 'Sad Sweet Dreamer' UK 45
1974 Rod Stewart: 'Smiler' UK LP
1974 Billy Preston: 'Nothing from Nothing' US 45
1974 Bachman-Turner: 'Not Fragile' US Lp
1985 A-Ha: 'Take on Me' US 45
1996 Simply Red : Greatest Hits : UK LP

Various Music Events On October 19

1959 Gene Vincent band member Tommy Facenda scores only solo hit when 'High School USA' enters Hot 100 at No. 97. One of the oddest novelty records ever, it is released in dozens of different versions mentioning different high schools for different cities of release

1961 Ray Charles hits UK chart with 'Hit the Road Jack'

1963 Buck Owens begins sixteen-week run at top of US country chart with 'Love's Gonna Live Here'

1966 Yardbirds arrive in US for first tour, with Jimmy Page and Jeff beck in line-up

1967 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles release 'I Second that Emotion' in US

1981 Debbie Harry's first post-Blondie solo LP, 'Koo Koo', awarded gold disc in US

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