Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 30 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Grace Slick!

Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane

Musicians Born On October 30

1937 Frank Ifield (I Remember You)
1939 Eddie Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
1939 Grace Slick
1945 Henry Winkler ('The Fonz')
1947 Tim Schmit (Poco)
1960 Byron Burke (Ten City)
1967 Gavin Rossdale (Bush)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 30

1959 Cliff Richard: 'Travelling Light' UK 45
1971 John Lennon: 'Imagine' UK LP
1971 John Lennon: 'Imagine' US LP
1982 Men at Work: 'Who Can It Be Now' US 45
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: UK LP
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: US LP

Various Music Events On October 30

1961 Phil Spector's Philles Label puts out its first single, 'Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby' by Crystals

1964 Roy Orbison goes gold with 'Oh Pretty Woman'

1970 Hotlegs (soon to become 10CC) make their live debut (supporting Moody Blues) at Festival Hall

1972 Elton John becomes the first pop star since Beatles, nine years before, to appear at a Royal Command Performance

1976 Boz Scagg's 'Lowdown' hits UK chart

1981 Fun Boy Three release 'The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)' as first US single

1982 Mari Wilson insures her beehive hairdo for £100,000

1982 Jam announce split to NME

1988 Whitney Houston scores her tenth straight Top 10 single as 'One Moment in Time' moves to No. 9

1995 David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

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