Friday, October 22, 2010

October 22 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Leslie West!

Leslie West, Mountain

Musicians Born On October 22

1942 Annette Funicello (Tall Paul)
1943 Bobby Fuller (I Fought the Law)
1945 Leslie West (Mountain)
1946 Eddie Brigati (Rascals)
1975 Zac Hanson (Hanson)

Deaths On October 22

1969 Tommy Edwards (It's All in the Game)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 22

1964 Sandie Shaw: '(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me' UK 45
1966 'Supremes a Go Go' US LP
1983 Culture Club: 'Colour by Numbers' UK LP
1988 U2: 'Rattle and Hum' UK LP
1988 Phil Collins: 'Groovy Kind of Love' US 45
1994 Bon Jovi : Cross Road - The Best Of : UK LP

Various Music Events On October 22

1964 The Who (known as the Hi-Numbers) are rejected by EMI after the submission of recordings from a test session

1965 Animals release 'It's My Life' in UK

1966 Beach Boys hit US chart with 'Good Vibrations'

1969 Paul McCartney makes an official denial of persistent rumours stating that he has died!

1976 Damned release classic punk single 'New Rose' in UK

1992 Boyz II Men receive awards for having the longest running No. 1 song. "End Of the Road" broke Elvis' record of 11 weeks, previously held by "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog".

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