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24th Oct 2018, American guitarist and session musician Wah Wah Watson, (Melvin Ragin) died aged 67. He was famed for his skills with a wah-wah pedal and became a member of the Motown Records studio band, The Funk Brothers, where he recorded with The Temptations (his guitar work on 'Papa Was A Rollin' Stone'), The […]

5th Oct 1973, Elton John released his seventh studio album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Under the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to the album in two and a half weeks, with John composing most of the music in three days while staying at the […]

Happy birthday to Sting, born on 2nd Oct 1951, singer, songwriter, The Police, (1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Every Breath You Take', plus 4 other UK No.1 singles). Solo, (1990 UK No.15 single 'Englishman In New York' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles). As a solo musician and a member of The […]

1st Oct 1975, 39 year old Al Jackson, drummer for Booker T. And The MGs, was shot and killed by a burglar at his home. His wife was questioned about the killing because she was arrested in July for shooting her husband in the chest during a domestic dispute. He wasn't badly hurt and the […]

History can be changed or made in an instant. On Oct. 31, 1963, American TV host Ed Sullivan was at London's Heathrow Airport, waiting for his flight home. He saw something that got his interest. The Beatles where returning from a tour of Sweden at the time he was at the airport. There were about […]

30th Oct 1978, Blondie released the single ‘Hanging on the Telephone’, as the second single from the album Parallel Lines. Written by Jack Lee from US West Coast power pop trio The Nerves. The song gave Blondie their first UK Top 10 hit. More on Blondie: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/blondie Read it here

The Who released their LP "Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy" on Oct. 30, 1971. Every track on the album with the exception of "Boris the Spider", the one song written by John Entwistle, had been released as a single in the UK, with all except "A Legal Matter", "Magic Bus", and "The Seeker" being top […]

On Oct 29, 1967, during an American promotional tour, Pink Floyd appear on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. They lip-sync their sin@gle "See Emily Play," but singer Syd Barrett (Official) keeps his mouth shut throughout the "performance." Oh those crazy Floyd boys….. The picture is a little grainy but it was the best we could find […]

Neil Young released his 20th studio LP "Harvest Moon" on Oct. 27, 1992. Many of the musicians appearing on it also appeared on his 1972 album Harvest, and it is considered by many to be like a "sequel" to Harvest. Recovering from a case of tinnitus that had come about after the recording of 1990's […]

RUSH received a cool honor on Oct. 26th of 2006. The Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada named their LP "2112" a MasterWork in Canadian sound recording at a ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Each year the trust selects 12 items from Canadian film, radio, TV and recorded music as a 'MasterWork'. This […]


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