Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 5 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Steve Miller!

Steve Miller, Steve Miller Band

Musicians Born On October 5

1924 Jose Jimenez (The Astronaut)
1936 George Jones Jr (Edsels)
1938 Carlo Mastrangelo (Belmonts)
1939 Abi Ofarim (Cinderella Rockefella)
1942 Richard Street (Temptations)
1943 Steve Miller (The Joker)
1948 Brian Connolly (Sweet)
1948 Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
1954 Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats)
1957 Lee Thompson (Madness)

Deaths On October 5

1992 Eddie Kendricks (Temptations)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 5

1959 Bobby Darin: 'Mack The Knife' US 45
1961 Shadows: 'Kontiki' UK 45
1974 Olivia Newton-John: 'I Honestly Love You' US 45
1974 Beach Boys: 'Endless Summer' US LP
1985 Midge Ure: 'If I Was' UK 45
1991 Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: 'Good Vibrations' US 45
1991 Bryan Adams : Waking Up The Neighbours : UK LP

Various Music Events On October 5

1961 Ben E. King's 'Amor Amor' hits UK chart

1962 Beatles release first single, 'Love Me Do'

1968 Cream begins a farewell tour of US with concert at Oakland, California and hits US chart for third time with 'White Room'

1968 The Who begin UK tour with Joe Cocker, Small Faces and Arthur Brown

1970 Papa John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane

1970 'Led Zeppelin 3' goes gold in US

1975 Harry Chapin hits US chart on way to No. 1 with 'Cat's in the Cradle'

1976 Hall and Oates' LP 'Abandoned Luncheonette' finally wins gold disc three years after its original release

1979 Police release 'Regatta de Blanc' LP in UK

1993 The Beatles' "1962-1966" (The Red Album) and "1967-1970" (The Blue Album) are released on CD

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