Monday, October 25, 2010

October 24 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Bill Wyman!

Musicians Born On October 24

1911 Sonny Terry (US blues performer)
1930 Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson)
1941 Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)
1944 Ted Templeman (US producer)
1946 Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf)
1947 Edgar Broughton (Sing Brother Sing)
1948 Paul and Barry Ryan (Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches)
1948 Dale 'Buffin' Griffin (Mott the Hoople)
1980 Monica

Number 1 In The Charts On October 24

1960 Brenda Lee: 'I Want to Be Wanted' US 45
1970 Pink Floyd: 'Atom Heart Mother' UK LP
1970 Santana: 'Abraxas' US LP
1987 Sting: 'Nothing Like the Sun' UK LP
1987 Michael Jackson: 'Bad' US 45
1992 Simple Minds : Glittering Prize 81-92 : UK LP
1998 Monica : The First Night : US single
1998 Beautiful South : Quench: UK LP

Various Music Events On October 24

1942 Andy Kirk's 'Take It and Get' tops first 'Billboard' R&B chart, known as 'Harlem Hit parade'

1962 James Brown records 'Live at the Apollo', first R&B LP to sell a million copies

1964 Original version of 'Oh No Not My Baby' by Maxine Brown enters US Hot 100

1970 T. Rex hit UK chart with 'Ride a White Swan'

1980 Paul McCartney receives a rhodium-plated (rhodium is a metal related to platinum) disc for being the best-selling writer and recording artist in history from 'The Guinness Book of Records'

1987 INXS's 'Need You Tonight' hits UK chart for first time, to peak at No. 58. It returns on 12 November 1988

1989 At the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame the new inductees include Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, the Four Seasons, the Four Tops, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the Kinks, the Platters, Simon & Garfunkel and the Who.

1993 Duran Duran cancel the rest of their tour when lead singer Simon LeBon tears a vocal chord.

1996 Berry Gordy, Jr., founder of Motown records,receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

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