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JD's Rock 'n' Roll Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Saturday, October 03, 2015

77 years ago (1938)Felix Pappalardi is born. He was the bassist for Mountain and went on to produce Cream.
77 years ago (1938)Eddie Cochran is born.
74 years ago (1941)Singer Chubby Checker is born.
70 years ago (1945)A 10-year-old Elvis Presley makes his first public appearance in a talent show at the Mississippi-Alabama Dairy Show, singing Old Shep. He won 2nd place and 5 dollars.
68 years ago (1947)Lindsay Buckingham, guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac, is born.
64 years ago (1951)Bluesman Keb' Mo' is born Kevin Moore in Los Angeles.
61 years ago (1954)Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn is born.
54 years ago (1961)Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is born.
51 years ago (1964)The Supremes' Baby Love enters the Hot 100. It stays on the charts for thirteen week becoming their second #1 release in a row.
51 years ago (1964)The Animals' self-titled album enters the LP chart. It contains their #1 hit, House Of The Rising Sun.
48 years ago (1967)Folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie dies in New York at the age of 55. Guthrie had spent the last decade of his life in the hospital, suffering from Huntington's disease.
45 years ago (1970)Former Cream bassist Jack Bruce joins ex-Miles Davis sidemen John McLaughlin, Larry Young, and Tony Williams to form one of the first jazz-rock fusion groups, Lifetime.
45 years ago (1970)CCR's Lookin' Out My Back Door hits #2 on the singles chart while Rare Earth's (I Know) I'm Losing You peaks at #7.
45 years ago (1970)Janis Joplin dies of a herion overdose in room 105 of the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood California. Her body is found the next day. She is later cremated and her ashes spread off the California coast.
45 years ago (1970)Rod Stewart's Gasoline Alley hits #27 on the LP chart.
35 years ago (1980)Bruce Springsteen launches his U.S. tour in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He forgets the words to his opening number Born To Run and Bob Seger joins him on stage to sing Thunder Road.
34 years ago (1981)Blue Oyster Cult's Burnin' For You peaks at #40 on the singles chart, while ELO's Hold On Tight peaks at #10, The Moody Blues' The Old Songs peaks at #15 and Journey's Who's Crying Now peaks at #4.
34 years ago (1981)Billy Joel's live album, Songs In The Attic enters the album charts, as does The Grateful Dead's Dead Set.
34 years ago (1981)Kool & the Gang enter the soul chart with Take My Heart, which will peak at #1. It climbs to #17 on the pop chart.
34 years ago (1981)The Kinks play New York's famed Madison Square Garden for the first time.
28 years ago (1987)R.E.M.'s Document LP enters the chart as does Rush's Hold Your Fire LP.
28 years ago (1987)Aerosmith's comeback LP, Permanent Vacation enters the chart. The LP contains the hits Dude (Looks Like A Lady), Rag Doll and Angel.
28 years ago (1987)Pink Floyd's first album without Roger Waters, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, enters the LP chart.
28 years ago (1987)John Mellencamp's Paper In Fire peaks at #9 on the singles chart while Heart's Who Will You Run To peaks at #7.
27 years ago (1988)The John Lennon documentary Imagine premiers in Hollywood.
26 years ago (1989)David Bowie's box set Sound + Vision is released.
25 years ago (1990)A Florida record store owner is found guilty of distributing obscene material: 2 Live Crew's As Nasty As They Wanna Be LP.
21 years ago (1994)Eric Clapton kicks off his Nothing But The Blues tour in Montreal.
19 years ago (1996)Van Halen tells David Lee Roth to go ahead and jump, again! The band and Roth had gotten back together in June after an 11 year separation. Roth recorded a couple of songs for the groups greatest hits package, and then was given his walking papers. Roth was the second lead singer to depart the band this year. Sammy Hagar was booted in June. Roth faxes an open letter to the press saying his appearance on MTV with the band was a publicity stunt orchestrated by the band and that the other members had no intentions of letting him back in.
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