October – 19th – 25th – Birthdays

October – 19th – 25th – Birthdays

October – 19th – 25th – Rock History…See what happened!

October – 19th – 25th – Birthdays – BORN THIS WEEK

Peter Tosh – October 19, 1944 (guitar & keyboard, Bob Marley, and the Wailers)

Patrick Simmons –  October 19, 1948 (guitar, The Doobie Brothers)

Jelly Roll Morton – October 20, 1890 (Pivotal pianist)

Ric Lee – October 20, 1945 (drummer, Ten Years After)

Happy Birthday Tom Petty!

Tom Petty – October 20, 1950

Steve Cropper – October 21, 1941 (Guitar, Booker T and the MG’s)

Dizzy Gillespie – October 21, 1917 (Jazz Musician, Trumpet)

Elvin Bishop – October 21, 1942 (Guitar, Paul Butterfield Blues Band)

Tetsu Yamauchi – October 21, 1941 (Bass, Faces and Free)

Happy Birthday Eddie Brigati!

Eddie Brigati – October 22, 1946 (Singer, The Rascals)

Greg Ridley – October 23, 1947 (Bass, Humble Pie)

Weird Al Yankovic – October 23, 1959 (Singer/Songwriter)

Bill Wyman – October 24, 1936 (Bass, The Rolling Stones)

Jerry Edmonton – October 24, 1946 (drummer, Steppenwolf)

Happy Birthday Chad Smith!

Chad Smith – October 25, 1961 (Drums, Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Dale Griffin – October 24, 1948 (Drummer, Mott The Hoople)

Jon Anderson – October 25, 1944 (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Yes)

October – 19th – 25th – DIED THIS WEEK 

Son House – October 19, 1988 (blues vocalist and guitarist)

Glen Buxton – October 19, 1997 (lead guitar for Alice Cooper)

Ronnie Van Zant – October 20, 1977 (lead vocals, Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Steve Gaines – October 20, 1977 (guitar, Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Cassie Gaines – October 20, 1977 (backing vocals, Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Shannon Hoon – October 21, 1995 (Singer, Blind Melon)

Jimmy Miller – October 22, 1994 (Record Producer: Blind Faith, Traffic)

Robert E. True – October 22, 1998 (guitarist for The Vagabonds)

George Young – October 22, 2017 (The Easy beats leader, brother of Angus & Malcolm of AC/DC)

Bill Graham – October 25, 1991 (rock impresario)

Jack Bruce – October 25, 2014 (lead vocals and bass, Cream)


“Prince” the artist’s second album releases – October 19, 1979
“Angie” by the Rolling Stones hits #1- October 20, 1973
The Eagles’ LP The Long Run hits #1- October 20, 1979
The Beatles’ “Yesterday” is certified gold – October 20, 1965
Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” hits #1 October 21, 1957
“My Ding-a-Ling” By Chuck Berry is the #1 Song In America – October 21, 1972

“Superfly” Reaches #1

“Superfly” reaches #1 – October 21, 1972
Meatloaf releases “Bat Out of Hell” – October 21, 1977
“Yesterday” is the #1 single in America – October 22, 1965
Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains The Same was released – October 22, 1976
Bob Seger releases “Night Moves” – October 22, 1976
The Byrds, “Turn! Turn! Turn!” releases – October 23, 1965

Santana’s Abraxas hits #1

Santana’s LP Abraxas hits #1 – October 24, 1970

Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland releases – October 25, 1968

The Guess Who’s “Laughing” is certified gold – October 25, 1968
Led Zeppelin’s LP Led Zeppelin III hits #1 – October 25, 1970


The Yardbirds, currently boasting Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on guitar, begin their first American tour in New York City. Beck plays only two gigs before leaving – October 19, 1966

Mick Jagger stars in the film “Ned Kelly”. This is Jagger’s first starring role. The critics hate it – October 19, 1970

Members of the Southern Rock band Lynryd Skynrd are killed in a plane crash – October 20, 1977

The Police debut in the US by performing at CBGB’s in New York – October 20, 1978

Keith Moon plays his final show as the drummer with The Who – October 21, 1976

Bo Diddley is forced to have his toe amputated. The concert is postponed – October 21, 2004

The Supremes Have A #1 Hit!

The first female group to hit No.1 album on the US charts. The Supremes were the first female group to have a No.1 album on the US charts “The Supremes A Go Go” – October 22, 1966

October 22, 1964, The High Numbers (who become the Who), audition for the record label EMI who turns them down.

Paul McCartney comes out with an official statement denying his death. To this day, it remains one of the most debated facts in rock history – October 22, 1969

For a record breaking 26th time, Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden – October 22, 1988

The Yardbirds play their first show featuring Jimmy Page on lead guitar at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. October 23, 1966

The Jimi Hendrix Experience records “Hey Joe” – October 23, 1966

James Brown plays a show at the storied Apollo Theater. On October 24, 1962, It releases as “Live at the Apollo”.

Pink Floyd Cancels U.S. Tour

Pink Floyd cancels their first U.S. tour after Syd Barrett refuses to lip-sync their hit “Arnold Layne” On American Bandstand. October 24, 2967

John Lennon sues the United States for his allegations that he is bugged and wiretapped by the U.S. government. They were trying to deport him and for being an antiwar radical. On October 24,1973.

Paul McCartney receives a rhodium album from The Guinness Book of World Records. For being the best-selling songwriter in recorded music history. He sold over 100 million records and wrote 43 platinum songs – October 24, 1980


A reunited Cream sells out a three nightstand at Madison Square Garden – October 24, 2005

A 17-year-old Keith Richards meets an old schoolmate named Mick Jagger at a London train station. Richards takes note of the R&B albums Jagger is holding, and soon after the two young men form a band: Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys – October 25, 1960

The Rolling Stones make their U.S. television debut on the Ed Sullivan show. The rowdy audience nearly tears the studio seats apart. Prompting Sullivan to say, “” I promise you they’ll never be back on our show. It took 17 years to build this up, I’m not going to have it destroyed in a matter of weeks. The band returns to the show five more times. – October 25, 1964

The New Yardbirds make their live debut at England’s Surrey University. The poster calls the show the “first big dance of the term”. The New Yardbirds, change their name to Led Zeppelin on October 25, 1968

According to Forbes Magazine, the highest earning dead celebrity is Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. – October 25, 2006.

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