October 26 – November 1st – This Week In Rock

This Week’s Trivia Answer:

A 26-year-old hairdresser takes over a guitar spot for a boogie-woogie pianist, the guitarist’s name is Chuck Berry. October 31, 1952

BORN THIS WEEK

Bootsy Collins – October 26, 1951 (Bass, Parliament-Funkadelic)
Kenneth K.K. Downing – October 26, 1951 (Judas Priest – guitarist, songwriter)
Mahalia Jackson – October 26, 1911 (Singer – Aka Queen of Gospel Music)
Charlie Daniels – October 28, 1936 (guitar, The Charlie Daniels Band)

Happy Birthday Graham Bond!

Graham Bond – October 28, 1937 (RnB innovator)
Denny Laine – October 29, 1944 (vocals and guitar, The Moody Blues)
Peter Green – October 29, 1946 (vocals and guitar, Fleetwood Mac)
Eric Gales – October 29, 1974 (blues guitarist)
Grace Slick – October 30, 1939 (lead vocals, Jefferson Airplane)

Happy Birthday Clifford Brown!

Clifford Brown – October 30, 1930 (jazz trumpet player)
Timothy B. Schmit – October 30, 1947 (bass, The Eagles)
Ian D’Sa – October 30, 1975 (guitar/vocals, Billy Talent)
Johnny Marr – October 31, 1963 (guitar, the smiths)
Ric Grech – November 1, 1946 (bass, Blind Faith and Traffic)
Bob Weston – November 1, 1947 (guitar, Fleetwood Mac)
Anthony Kiedis – November 1, 1962 (singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers)

DIED THIS WEEK IN ROCK 

Hoyt Axton – October 26, 1999 (American actor and country music singer-songwriter)

Lou Reed – October 27, 2017 (Guitarist/ Singer, The Velvet Underground)

Tom Dowd – October 27, 2002 (American recording engineer & producer (innovator of multitrack recording)

Earl Bostic – October 28, 1965 (American jazz alto saxophonist Flamingo, Temptation)

Duane Allman – October 29, 1971 (guitar, The Allman Brothers Band)

Woody Herman – October – 29, 1987 (American jazz clarinetist and composer, Thundering Herds)

Peter Haycock – October 30, 2013 (guitar, Climax Blues Band)

Jam Master Jay, October 30, 2002 (American rapper and musician – Run DMC)

Lloyd Lambert – October 31, 1995 (American bassist For Guitar Slim)

Sippie Wallace – November 1, 1986 (American blues singer)

MUSIC RELEASES AND TOP OF THE CHARTS

The Beatles’ LP Abbey Road is certified gold – October 27, 1969

The famous jazz standard “Autumn Leaves” is #1 in America: October 29, 1955

John Lennon, “Mind Games” and the LP of the same name releases – October 29, 1973

The Who’s “Quadrophenia” receives double Gold status: October 29, 1973

Imagine Hits #1

The John Lennon LP Imagine hits #1 – October 30, 1971

Pink Floyd release Meddle – October 30, 1971

Santana’s album “Supernatural” goes #1 – October 30, 1999

James Taylor’s LP Fire and Rain is certified gold – October 31, 1970

LED ZEPPELIN III HITS #1 ON THE CHARTS!

LED ZEPPELIN III HITS #1 ON THE CHARTS – OCTOBER 31, 1970

“Meddle” from Pink Floyd releases – October 31, 1971

Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody” releases – October 31, 1975

Buddy Hollie’s “That’ll Be The Day” reaches number one in the UK – November 1, 1954

The Beatles Abbey Road hits #1 – November 1, 1969

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY:

Bob Dylan signs with Columbia records – October 26, 1961

The Beatles go to Buckingham Palace to receive Members of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II. On October 26, 1965

Queen records “Under Pressure.” – October 26, 1981

Black Sabbath starts their first US tour – October 27, 1970

Bruce Springsteen Makes The Cover!

Bruce Springsteen is on the cover of Time and Newsweek magazines – October 27, 1975

Bo Diddley files a lawsuit against the estate of his late manager Martin Otelsberg. Claiming he took $75,000 through unauthorized personal expenses. Diddley receives $400,000. – October 27,1992

Dark Side of The Moon breaks the record for most weeks on the Billboard album chart with 724 weeks straight! October 29, 1983

Wilson Pickett, The Byrds, and John Lee Hooker are inductees into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Representing a diversity of music: soul, folk-rock, and blues. October 29, 1990

25th anniversary of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A series of concerts take place at Madison Square Garden, featuring inductees Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Mick Jagger, and Aretha Franklin. October 29, 2009

With Jim Morrison exposing himself at a show in Miami. The police arrest him and sentence him to six months in jail with several fines. October 30, 1970

Elton John performs for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at her annual Royal Command Variety Performance in London. October 30, 1972

Linda Ronstadt tries her hand at opera in La Boheme. October 30, 1984

The original Black Sabbath lineup reunites on The David Letterman Show. They play their song “Paranoid” October 30, 1998

A 26-year-old hairdresser takes over a guitar spot for a boogie-woogie pianist, the guitarist’s name is Chuck Berry. October 31, 1952

Iggy & The Stooges Debut!

Early proto-punk band Iggy and the Stooges make their live debut. The show takes place in Detroit, Michigan at a Halloween party. October 31, 1967

The members of legendary blues rock band Led Zeppelin launch their new artist-owned label, Swan Song. Among the attendees at the event, held at the Chislehurst Caves in Kant, England, are Bill Wyman and Groucho Marx. Including several dozen naked models. Among the interesting sights to see included nuns wearing suspenders serving drinks. October 31, 1974

The Beatles begin their first British headlining tour as headliners. The tour starts with two shows at the Odeon in Gloucestershire, England. The band earned 300 pounds per night for their services. The set list included classic tunes like “From Me to You”, “All My Loving”, and “I Saw Her Standing There. ” November 1, 1963

Metal Hammer Magazine publishes a list of the top ten rock moustaches. Who made the cut? Frank Zappa, everyone in Black Sabbath excluding Ozzy, and Freddy Mercury ranking #1. November 1, 2012

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