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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 […]

On Oct. 26, 1965, The Beatles received Members of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II. It was the first time this honor was ever given to a rock band. Not everybody was happy about it. Many former recipients, many of whom were distinguished military personnel, returned their medals in disgust. According to […]

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

On Oct. 25, 1991, Rock and Roll lost one of the most influential people it ever had. Concert promoter, manager, producer, record label owner and actor Bill Graham. Bill produced early concerts at the Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Winterland Ballroom, the Fillmore East and the Fillmore West to name a few venues. He was involved with […]

When the new Billboard album chart came out on Oct. 24, 1970, Santana's 2nd LP "Abraxas" was the new number 1 album in the US. The record featured the songs "Oye Como Va", "Hope You're Feeling Better" and an incredible cover of Peter Green's "Black Magic Woman." The record only was #1 for that week […]


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