Happy Birthday Denny Laine!
Musicians Born On October 29
1944 Denny Laine (Moody Blues/Wings)
1946 Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac)
1954 Stephen Luscombe (Blancmange)
1955 Roger O'Donnell (The Cure)
1961 Randy Jackson (Jacksons)
1962 Einar Orn Benediktsson (The Sugarcubes)
1965 Pete Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)
Deaths On October 29
1963 Michael Holliday
1971 Duane Allman
1984 Wells Kelly (Orleans)
Number 1 In The Charts On October 29
1955 Roger Williams: 'Autumn Leaves' US 45
1966 ? and the Mysterians: '96 Tears' US 45
1977 Baccara: 'Yes Sir I Can Boogie' UK 45
1983 Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton: 'Islands in the Stream' US 45
1988 Enya: 'Orinoco Flow' UK 45
1988 Dire Straits: 'Money For Nothing' UK LP
1994 Pato Banton : Baby Come Back : UK single
1994 Boyz II Men : II : US LP
1997 Spice Girls : Spice Up Your Life : UK single
Various Music Events On October 29
1955 Joe Tex releases first single, 'Davy You Upset My Home' - an answer to Davy Crockett
1966 Beale Street, Memphis (as in 'Beale St. Blues' by W.C. Handy) is made a national landmark as Home of the Blues
1967 'Hair' opens off Broadway at the Public Theatre in New York's East Village
1975 Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Thunder Review' tour begins at memorial Auditorium, Plymouth, Massachusetts with Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Jack Elliott
1977 Chic enter US R&B chart with 'Dance Dance Dance,', on its way to selling a million
1983 Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' becomes longest-charting LP of all time when it logs its 491st week on US Top 200. The previous champ was 'Johnny Mathis's Greatest Hits' (April 1958 - July 1968)
1985 Cars' 'Drive' hits UK chart
1988 REM's 'Eponymous' hits UK LP chart
1990 The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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