Thursday, October 21, 2010

October 21 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Steve Lukather!

Steve Luckather, Toto

Musicians Born On October 21

1917 Dizzy Gillespie (US jazz trumpeter)
1925 Dr Ross (Blues and Boogie Man)
1936 Sheila Jones (Kaye Sisters)
1937 Norman Wright (Vikings)
1940 Manfred Mann (Pretty Flamingo)
1941 Steve Cropper (Booker T. and the MGs)
1946 Lee Loughnane (Chicago)
1947 Tetsy Yamauchi (Free, Faces)
1953 Charlotte Caffey (Go-Go's)
1955 Eric Faulkner (Bay City Rollers)
1957 Julian Cope (World Shut Your Mouth)
1957 Steve Lukather (Toto)
1971 Jade Jagger (daughter of Mick and Bianca)

Deaths On October 21

1965 Bill Black (Elvis Presley's bass player)
1969 Jack Kerouac (beatnik writer)
1995 Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 21

1957 Elvis Presley: 'Jailhouse Rock' US 45
1967 Lulu: 'To Sir with Love' US 45
1972 Chuck Berry: 'My Ding-a-Ling' US 45
1972 'Superfly' soundtrack US LP
1989 Jive Bunny: 'That's What I Like' UK 45
1989 Kylie Minogue: 'Enjoy Yourself' UK LP
1995 Simply Red : Life :UK LP
1995 Mariah Carey : Daydream : US LP

Various Music Events On October 21

1957 Elvis Presley movie 'Jailhouse Rock' premieres in US

1958 Buddy Holly's last studio session takes place at Pythian Temple Studios in New York. Using strings for the first time, he records 'It Doesn't Matter Any More' and 'True Love Ways'

1961 'Bob Dylan', his first LP, is recorded with John Hammond producing

1967 Incredible String Band's '5000 Spirits' hits UK LP chart

1985 George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Dave Edmunds and others take part in special show in London to honour the career of Carl Perkins

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