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29 Oct 1983, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon marked its 491st week on the Billboard album chart in the US, surpassing the previous record holder, ‘Johnny’s Greatest Hits’ by Johnny Mathis. When itSee More finally fell off of list in October 1988, ‘Dark Side’ had set a record of 741 weeks on […]

29 Oct 1971, Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer and was thrown from theSee More motorcycle. The motorcycle bounced into the air, landed on Allman and skidded another 90 feet with Allman […]

29 Oct 1965, The Who released the single ‘My Generation’ in the UK. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and 13th on VH1’s list of theSee More 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll. It reached No. 2 in […]

28 Oct 1957, After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, local police told Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage, the local press also ran headlines saying Elvis wouldSee More have to clean up his act. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his […]

28 Oct 2008, A statue honouring AC/DC’s Bon Scott was unveiled at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Western Australia. Although born in Scotland, Scott grew up in Fremantle after his family emigrated toSee More Australia in 1952. Bon started out his newfound Australian life in Melbourne, his family lived in the suburb of Sunshine […]

27 Oct 1957, The Crickets started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘That’ll Be The Day’. It was also a No.3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a million. The song was inspired by aSee More trip to the movies by Holly, Jerry Allison and […]

26 Oct 1962, The Rolling Stones (known as The Rollin’ Stones), and consisting of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones pianist Ian Stewart and drummer Tony Chapman recorded their first demo tape at CurlySee More Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. They recorded three songs, Jimmy Reed’s ‘Close Together’, Bo Diddley’s ‘You Cant Judge A Book […]

24 Oct 1987, Michael Jackson started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Bad’, a No.3 hit in the UK. A music video for ‘Bad’, directed by Martin Scorsese and co-starring one of the first appearances of yet-undiscovered Wesley Snipes, was released in late 1987. https://… More Michael Jackson Quiz […]

Happy 84th birthday to Bill Wyman, born on 24 Oct 1936, bass, The Rolling Stones (1969 UK & US No.1 single ‘Honky Tonk Women’, and over 30 Top 40 UK & US singles and albums. Quit The Stones in 1993, 1981 UK solo No.14 ‘Je Suis Un Rock Star’). Now tours with his backing band, […]

23 Oct 2006, Amy Winehouse released her “signature song” ‘Rehab’ as a single, taken from her second studio album, Back to Black. The lyrics are autobiographical, and talk about Winehouse’s refusal one time to enter a rehabilitation clinic. It won three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year,… More Amy Winehouse | This Day In […]


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