Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Johnny Marr!

Johnny Marr, Smiths

Musicians Born On October 31

1937 Tom Paxton (US folk singer)
1944 Kinky Freidman (country singer/bandleader)
1947 Russ Ballard (Argent)
1951 John Ford Coley (partner of England Dan)
1952 Bernard Edwards (producer)
1961 Larry Mullen (U2)
1963 Johnny Marr (Smiths)
1965 Annabella Luin (Bow Wow Wow)
1966 Ad Rock (Adam Horowitze - Beastie Boys)
1968 Alistair McErlaine (Texas)
1968 Vanilla Ice
1970 Linn Berggren (Ace Of Base)

Deaths On October 31

1993 River Phoenix

Number 1 In The Charts On October 31

1964 Supremes: 'Baby Love' US 45
1964 Barbra Streisand: 'People' US LP
1970 Various: 'Motown Chartbusters Vol 4.' UK LP
1970 Led Zeppelin: 'Led Zeppelin 3' US LP
1981 Human League: 'Dare' UK LP
1987 Fleetwood Mac: 'Tango in the Night' UK LP
1992 Boyz II Men : End Of The Road : UK single

Various Music Events On October 31

1942 Second 'Harlem Hit Parade' published by 'Billboard'. The new No. 1 is 'Mr. Five by Five', by Freddie Slack

1965 Wayne Fontana leaves Mindbenders

1970 Michelle Phillips marries Dennis Hopper

1973 John Lennon releases 'Mind Games' LP

1975 Queen release 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

1981 Elvis Costello's 'Almost Blue' hits UK LP chart

1983 Frankie Goes to Hollywood release 'Relax'

1987 Nina Simone's 'My Baby Just Cares For Me' hits UK chart

1987 Squeeze enter US Top 30 for first time with 'Hour Glass'

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