Saturday, October 2, 2010

October 2 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Sting!

Sting, The Police, Gordon Sumner

Musicians Born On October 2

1945 Don McLean (American Pie)
1949 Richard Hell (Voidoids)
1950 Mike Rutherford (Genesis)
1951 Sting (Gordon Sumner)
1952 John Otway (Really Free)
1955 Philip Oakey (Human League)
1960 Robbie Nevil
1962 Sigtryggur Baldursson (The Sugarcubes)
1965 Bud Graugh (Sublime)
1971 Tiffany (Renee Darwish)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 2

1965 McCoys: 'Hang On Sloopy' US 45
1971 Rod Stewart: 'Every Picture Tells a Story' UK LP
1971 Rod Stewart: 'Maggie May' US 45
1971 Rod Stewart: 'Every Picture Tells a Story' US LP
1982 Musical Youth: 'Pass the Dutchie' UK 45
1982 Dire Straits: 'Love Over Gold' UK LP
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: UK LP

Various Music Events On October 2

1942 Bing Crosby enters US chart with 'White Christmas', going on to sell over 50 million copies

1957 Larry Williams's 'Bony Moronie' released in US

1960 Maurice Williams's 'Stay' enters US chart. Lasting only one minute 32 seconds, it goes on to become the shortest ever No. 1 single

1965 Manfred Mann becomes the first Western band to tour USSR

1980 Bee Gees sue manager Robert Stigwood for $200 million, claiming misrepresentation and fraud

1981 Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples leave the Specials

1982 Tears for Fears debut on UK chart with 'Mad World'

1982 Bruce Springsteen's 'Nebraska' LP hits chart at No. 24

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