Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jon Anderson!

Musicians Born On October 25

1942 Helen Reddy (Angie Baby)
1944 Jon Anderson (Yes)
1947 John Hall (Orleans)
1948 Glen Tipton (Judas Priest)
1956 Matthias Jabs (Scorpions)
1961 Pat Sharp (DJ)
1962 Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1965 Nick Thorpe (Curiosity Killed the Cat)
1968 Speech (Arrested Development)
1970 Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies)

Deaths On October 25

1991 Bill Graham (Concert Promoter)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 25

1969 Archies: 'Sugar Sugar' UK 45
1975 Art Garfunkel: 'I Only Have Eyes for You' UK 45
1975 Jim Reeves: '40 Golden Greats' UK LP
1980 Barbra Streisand: 'Woman in Love' UK 45
1980 Barbra Streisand: 'Woman in Love' US 45
1980 Barbra Streisand: 'Guilty' US LP
1986 Cyndi Lauper: 'True Colours' US 45
1986 Bon Jovi: 'Slippery When Wet' US LP
1998 Cher : Believe : UK single

Various Music Events On October 25

1958 Cliff Richard makes his radio debut on BBC 'Saturday Club'

1959 DJ Scott Muni presents big charity rock-and-roll event at the Coliseum in New York

1964 British music industry presents Beatles with five Ivor Novello awards

1973 John Lennon files law suit at Manhattan Federal Court, alleging that wiretaps and surveillance were used against him and his lawyer Leon Wildes in connection with this application against deportation

1980 Dire Straits' 'Makin' Movies' hits UK LP chart

1986 Swing Out Sister debut on UK chart with 'Breakout'

1998 For the first time in chart history, all the top 5 songs are new entries : 1) Cher, Believe : 2) George Michael, Outside : 3) U2, Sweetest Thing : 4) Culture Club, I Just Wanna Be Loved : 5) Alanis Morissette, Thank U

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