One of the most iconic songs in the world, “Imagine” was released by John Lennon on October 11, 1971.

 

Born This Week:

John Cougar Mellencamp: October 7, 1945 (rock musician)

David Hope: October 7, 1949 (bass, Kansas)

Tico Torres: October 7, 1953 (drummer, Bon Jovi)

Thom Yorke: October 7, 1968 (singer, Radiohead)

Johnny Ramone: October 8, 1948 (guitar, The Ramones)

CJ Ward (Ramone): October 8, 1965 (bass, The Ramones)

O.V. Wright: October 9, 1939 (soul and R&B singer)

John Lennon: October 9, 1940

John Entwistle: October 9, 1944 (bass, The Who)

Jackson Brown: October 9, 1948 (Well known singer/songwriter)

David Lee Roth: October 10, 1955 (singer, Van Halen)

Thelonious Monk: October 11, 1917 (jazz pianist)

Art Blakey: October 11, 1919 (jazz drummer)

Daryl Hall: October 11, 1946 (singer/guitarist, Hall & Oats)

James Dewar: October 12, 1942 (bassist, Robin Trower)

Art Tatum: October 13, 1909 (jazz pianist)

Ray BrownL October 13, 1926 (jazz bassist)

Paul Simon: October 13, 1941 (guitar/singer, Simon and Garfunkel)

Robert Lamm: October 13, 1944 (keyboard, Chicago)

Sammy Hagar: October 13, 1947 (Rock Singer)

 

Those Who Passed On

BJ Wilson: October 8, 1990 (drummer, Procol Harum)

Ricky Wilson: October 12, 1985 (guitar, B-52s)

John Denver: October 12, 1997 (Singer/songwriter)

 

Music Releases And Top Of The Charts

“Got To Be There” Michael Jackson’s first single is released: October 7, 1971

 

“Song in The Key of Life” by Stevie Wonder debuts on the Billboard Pop Albums charts at #1: October 8, 1976

 

Prince’s third album “Dirty Mind” is released: October 8, 1980

 

“Love Bites” from Def Leppard hits #1: October 8, 1988

 

Ray Charles’ album “Genius Loves Company” goes Platinum: October 8, 2004

 

Ray Charles’ “Hit The Road Jack” hits #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart: October 9, 1961

 

The Beatles “Yesterday” reaches #1: October 9 1965

 

“Witchy Woman” by the Eagles is released: October 9, 1972

 

“Loves Me Like A Rock” by Paul Simon is certified Gold: October 9. 1973

 

“Love Me Tender” by Elvis enters the charts: October 10, 1956

 

“In the Court of the Crimson King” is released by King Crimson: October 10, 1969

 

“She Loves You” from the Beatles is certified Gold: October 11, 1963

 

John Lennon releases the hit song “Imagine”: October 11, 1971

 

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John goes Gold: October 12, 1973

Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called To Say I Love You” tops Hot 100: October 13, 1984

 

 

This Week In Rock:

 

The famous rock band The Rolling Stones play their latest single “Beast of Burden” on SNL: October 7, 1978

 

Michael and Janet Jackson become with the first siblings with # 1 solo singles on the Hot 100: October 7, 1986

 

Alanis Morisette is the first female Canadian artist to top Billboard’s album charts when “jagged Little Pill” hit #1: October 7, 1995

 

After playing an exhilarating 20-minute drum solo, Cream drummer Ginger Baker collapses and has to recover in a local hospital near Sussex University: October 8, 1966

 

After tracks were playing on the radio, Fleetwood Mac’s album “Tusk” was released weeks ahead of schedule: October 8, 1979

 

Chuck Berry is given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: October 8, 1987

 

After a record setting 741 weeks on the Hot 200 Album Chart, “Dark Side of the Moon” finally falls off: October 8, 1988

 

Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne play a benefit show for environmental groups at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville, Oregon. They are greeted by the roar of chainsaws wielded by loggers upset at their efforts to stifle their livelihood: October 8, 1996

 

The band Fleetwood Mac receives a star in Hollywood: October 10, 1979

 

“Frampton Comes Alive” sells over 16 million copies 21 years after release: October 10, 1995

 

Radiohead tries something new by implementing a pay-what-you want approach to their album “In Rainbows”: October 10, 2007

 

Gregg Allman, Bo Diddley, Keb’Mo’, Buddy Guy and John Hiatt are among the musicians who perform at a tribute to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.: October 11, 1997

Rocker Rod Stewart is knighted at Buckingham Palace: October 11, 2016

The Beatles open for Little Richard: October 12, 1962

Rod Stewart plays his last show with Faces: October 12, 1975

The surprising US album charts : October 12, 1996
#1 Celine Dion – Falling Into You
#2 Kenny G – The Moment
#3 Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar

 

 

Patrick Ortiz

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