Thursday, October 7, 2010

October 7 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday John Cougar Mellencamp!

John Cougar Mellencamp

Musicians Born On October 7

1941 Tony Sylvester (Main Ingredient)
1943 Dino Valenti (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1945 Kevin Godley (10CC)
1949 David Hope (Kansas)
1951 John 'Cougar' Mellencamp (American Fool)
1953 Tico Torres (Bon Jovi)
1968 Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
1968 Toni Braxton

Deaths On October 7

1959 Mario Lanza (tenor)
1966 Johnny Kidd (Pirates)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 7

1978 Frankie Valli: 'Grease' UK 45
1989 Tears for Fears: 'Seeds of Love' US Lp
1995 Mariah Carey : Daydream : UK LP
1995 Alanis Morrissette : Jagged Little Pill : US LP

Various Music Events On October 7

1967 Miriam Makeba debuts on US R&B chart with 'Pata Pata'

1967 Beatles reject an offer of a million dollars to play Shea Stadium from promoter Sid Bernstein, who originally promoted their US concerts

1972 Simon and Garfunkel's 'America ' and Cat Stevens's 'Catch Bull At Four' hit UK LP chart

1975 John Lennon wins his four-year fight to stay in US with ruling by US Court of Appeal

1977 Steve Hackett leaves Genesis

1977 David Bowie releases 'Heroes' LP

1978 Police debut on UK singles chart with 'Can't Stand Losing You'

1978 Chris Rea debuts on UK single chart with 'Fool (If You think It's Over)'

1980 Dusty Springfield appears on stage in New York for first time in eight years at Grand Finale

1989 Deborah Harry's 'I Want that Man' hits UK chart

1989 Rickie Lee Jones's 'Flying Cowboys' hits UK LP chart

1989 Runrig's 'Searchlight' hits UK LP chart

1989 Jefferson Airplane plays a concert for the San Francisco Food Bank. The cost of admission is a can of food

1995 David Bowie reunites with Brian Eno. on his new album "Outside",

1996 On his "Ghost Of Tom Joad" tour Bruce Springsteen sells out a solo acoustic show at Charlotte's Ovens Auditorium in eight minutes.

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