Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 6 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Kevin Cronin!

Kevin Cronin, Reo Speedwagon

Musicians Born On October 6

1948 Millie Small (My Boy Lollipop)
1950 Thomas McClary (Commodores)
1951 Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
1954 David Hidalgo (Los Lobos)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 6

1973 Slade: 'Sladest' UK LP
1973 Cher: 'Half Breed' US 45
1984 David Bowie: 'Tonight' UK LP
1990 Maxi Priest : Close To You : US single
1996 Chemical Brothers : Setting Sun : UK single

Various Music Events On October 6

1958 The first hint of the payola scandal in US appears in 'Billboard' article

1960 Johnny Kidd and the Pirates' 'Restless' hits UK chart

1967 'Death of a Hippie' funeral service held by the Diggers in Haight-Ashbury to symbolise the end of the media-hyped movement

1968 'Doors Are Open' documentary shown on UK TV

1973 Art Garfunkel scores first US solo hit with 'All I Know'

1973 Ringo Starr hits US chart with 'Photograph', his fourth hit and first No. 1

1974 'Tubular Bells' by Mike Oldfield goes to No. 1 in UK LP chart for just one week - eighteen months after its debut on the chart

1975 'Who by Numbers' LP released

1976 Rick Dees awarded platinum single for 'Disco Duck'

1978 Mick Jagger apologises to the Revd Jesse Jackson for lyrics of 'Some Girls', but refuses to grant Jackson's request that the song be changed to exclude the line 'Black girls just love to get fucked all night long', which Jackson has denounced as being 'racially insulting' and 'degrading to blacks and women'

1984 Cars' 'Heartbeat City' hits UK LP chart

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