Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Johnny Marr!

Johnny Marr, Smiths


Musicians Born On October 31

1937 Tom Paxton (US folk singer)
1944 Kinky Freidman (country singer/bandleader)
1947 Russ Ballard (Argent)
1951 John Ford Coley (partner of England Dan)
1952 Bernard Edwards (producer)
1961 Larry Mullen (U2)
1963 Johnny Marr (Smiths)
1965 Annabella Luin (Bow Wow Wow)
1966 Ad Rock (Adam Horowitze - Beastie Boys)
1968 Alistair McErlaine (Texas)
1968 Vanilla Ice
1970 Linn Berggren (Ace Of Base)

Deaths On October 31

1993 River Phoenix

Number 1 In The Charts On October 31

1964 Supremes: 'Baby Love' US 45
1964 Barbra Streisand: 'People' US LP
1970 Various: 'Motown Chartbusters Vol 4.' UK LP
1970 Led Zeppelin: 'Led Zeppelin 3' US LP
1981 Human League: 'Dare' UK LP
1987 Fleetwood Mac: 'Tango in the Night' UK LP
1992 Boyz II Men : End Of The Road : UK single


Various Music Events On October 31

1942 Second 'Harlem Hit Parade' published by 'Billboard'. The new No. 1 is 'Mr. Five by Five', by Freddie Slack

1965 Wayne Fontana leaves Mindbenders

1970 Michelle Phillips marries Dennis Hopper

1973 John Lennon releases 'Mind Games' LP

1975 Queen release 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

1981 Elvis Costello's 'Almost Blue' hits UK LP chart

1983 Frankie Goes to Hollywood release 'Relax'

1987 Nina Simone's 'My Baby Just Cares For Me' hits UK chart

1987 Squeeze enter US Top 30 for first time with 'Hour Glass'


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October 31 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, Paul Is Dead, Halloween


1963

Heathrow Airport, London. The Beatles return to England from Sweden. When they arrive, they coincide at the airport with the Prime Minister, Miss Universe and Ed Sullivan.

1964
'A Hard Day's Night' LP number 1, 15th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

18.00, 20.30. Concerts at the Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich.

1966
Studio 1 (control room only). 2.30-4.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'Paperback Writer' (remixes 1-3, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
1st session of stereo mixes of themes never mixed for stereo, for 'A Collection Of Oldies'.

1968
Linda and Heather move to England to live at Paul's house.

1969
UK single release: 'Something'/'Come Together'.
1st release in the UK of a single from an already released LP.

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October 31 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 31, 1975 Queen releases 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody


Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 AR Gurney's "Love Letters," premieres in New York City
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey
1989 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 19 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
1988 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
1988 Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia
1987 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
1987 A pair in Coventry, England ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hours 21 minutes
1985 Last day in Test cricket for Zaheer Abbas
1984 Howard Goodall/Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man," premieres in London
1984 Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire
1983 Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album
1983 Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia
1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St. James New York City after 9 performances
1982 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pontiff to visit Spain
1981 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)
1980 Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
1980 Polish government recognizes Solidarity
1980 Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Mike Flanagan, wins AL Cy Young Award
1979 U.S. DC-10 crashes at Mexico-City, 74 killed
1978 Iranian oil workers go on strike
1978 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South) adopts constitution
1976 Javed Miandad, 206 vs. New Zealand, age 19 years 141 days (29 fours 1 six)
1975 Queen release 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
1975 Bob Geldof 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats
1973 Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
1972 Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award
1971 "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 65 performances


Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 George Harrison's "Something" is released in the United Kingdom
1969 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1968 Linda Eastman moves to U.K. permanently
1968 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
1968 President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep
1967 SF's Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
1964 Barbra Streisand's "People," album goes #1 for 5 weeks
1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles and their fans at London Airport
1963 J. Edgar Hoover last meeting with president John F. Kennedy
1963 Leaking propane gas explodes, kills 64 at "Holiday on Ice" (Indiana)
1961 Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras
1961 Federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated playing fields are illegal
1960 Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
1959 U.S.S.R. and Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam
1957 "Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 558 performances
1956 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole - Rear Admiral G. J. Dufek
1956 Britain and France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
1956 Brooklyn, New York ends streetcar service
1954 Algerian Revolution against French begins
1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open
1954 KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 TV broadcasting begins in Belgium
1952 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated - Marshall Islands
1951 Second Chamber accept plan-Schuman
1950 Collazo and Torresola attempt to kill Truman in Washington, D.C.


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The Original Halloween Movie (1978) - Facts and Trivia

Halloween, Michael Myers, 1978, Horror Movie

Donald Pleasence's role as Sam Loomis is named after a character of the same name in Psycho (1960).

Director John Carpenter was raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In one scene, the subtitle on the screen depicts the location as "Smiths Grove, Illinois." Smiths Grove, Kentucky, is a small town of about 600 people 15 miles from Bowling Green. There are many other references to other local towns and landmarks.

Since the movie was actualy shot in spring, the crew had to buy paper leaves from a decorator and paint them in the desired autumn colors, then scatter them in the filming locations. To save money, after a scene was filmed, the leaves were collected and reused.

Halloween, Michael Myers, 1978, Horror Movie

Due to its shoestring budget, the prop department had to use the cheapest mask that they could find in the costume store: a William Shatner mask, from the movie "The Devil's Rain." They later spray-painted the face white, teased out the hair, and reshaped the eyeholes.

The kids watch the opening of Thing From Another World, The (1951) on TV. Carpenter would later re-make this film himself in 1982 as Thing, The (1982).

Halloween was shot in 21 days in the spring of 1978. Made on a budget of $300,000, it became the highest-grossing independent movie ever made at that time.

Halloween, Michael Myers, 1978, Horror Movie

According to screenwriter/producer Debra Hill, the character of Laurie Strode was named after John Carpenter's first girlfriend.

Inside Laurie's bedroom there is a poster of a painting by James Ensor (1860-1949). Ensor was a Belgian expressionist painter who used to portray human figures wearing grotesque masks.

Halloween takes place primarily in fictional Haddonfield, Illinois. Haddonfield, NJ is the home town of screenwriter Debra Hill.

The performance of Halloween's musical score is credited to "The Bowling Green Philharmonic." There is no Philharmonic in Bowling Green. The "orchestra" is actually John Carpenter and assorted musical friends.

Halloween, Michael Myers, 1978, Horror Movie

Goofs

The movie is set in Illinois, but snow-capped mountains can be seen when Doctor Loomis is using the payphone.

Set in October in Illinois, the trees should not have healthy green leaves.

Pavement changes quickly from dry to wet when Laurie is walking home from school.

The front door knob of the house where Laurie is babysitting is on the right when seen from both sides of the door.

Although the story takes place in Illinois, all the cars have California license plates.

When Laurie sees the shape near the bush, cigarette smoke from John Carpenter's cigarette can be seen floating into view.

Halloween, Michael Myers, 1978, Horror Movie

While Bob and Lynda are heading up to the bedroom from the living room, Lynda trips on a dolly track and tries to ignore it. [widescreen only]

After Laurie thinks she's killed Michael in the living room, the knife is left laying on the floor by the sofa. Then Michael attacks her upstairs with it. At the very end, the knife is seen laying next to the sofa again.

When Michael Myers, as a child, walks through the living room with the knife, the clock on the wall reads 9:40, but just 5-7 seconds later, the clock chimes 10 times.

Halloween, Michael Myers, 1978, Horror Movie

Tommy sees Michael carrying Annie back inside the house. However, when it cuts back to the shot, Michael is carrying Annie the other way.

When Michael breaks into the car at the beginning and steals it, the window is cracked. However, throughout the rest of the movie, it isn't cracked.

In a close up on the phone before Lindsay answers it, someone's shadow moves into the light.

When Laurie is trapped in the kitchen, she breaks away glass to move the rake. The shards of fake glass are clearly visible. However, when it cuts back to the shot, the shards of glass are gone.

Halloween, Michael Myers, 1978, Horror Movie

When Annie arrives to pick up Laurie at 6:30pm on Halloween, it the sun is shining. In fact, in Illinois at 6:30 on Halloween, it's already dark.

When Annie drops off Laurie at the Doyle house, Laurie walks towards the front door which is a French door in this scene; throughout the rest of the movie the door is solid.

Halloween, Michael Myers, 1978, Horror Movie

After Laurie escapes the Wallace house and is being pursued by Michael, it is clearly visible that all of the lights are off both in and outside of the Wallace house. At the end of the movie, however, the Wallace house is shown with the porch lights on.

The narrow windows on either side of the front door of the Wallace house are not the same pattern on the inside as they are on the outside.

Halloween, Michael Myers, 1978, Horror Movie

When Bob is carrying Lynda from his van he leaves the passenger door open. Later, when Laurie sees the van as she's going to the Wallace house, the door is shut.

Annie opens her car door without unlocking it because Michael unlocked it and is waiting inside. While this could have aroused her suspicions if she were particularly alert, it might not registered until too late. It is a bit odd that she didn't even try to unlock it, though perhaps she doesn't always lock her car.

When Michael stabs his sister as a child, you see it from his point of view through the mask. As he is butchering her, he is not looking at her, but in fact he is staring at his own hand. This is presumably part of his sickness.

Halloween, Michael Myers, 1978, Horror Movie

Michael Myers is said to have killed his sister in 1963, when he was six years old. With the rest of the film taking place in 1978 (15 years later), he is 21. However, in the end credits, the adult Myers is listed as age 23.

When Michael breaks the car window behind the nurse's head you can see a wrench tied to his hand.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 30 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Grace Slick!

Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane

Musicians Born On October 30

1937 Frank Ifield (I Remember You)
1939 Eddie Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
1939 Grace Slick
1945 Henry Winkler ('The Fonz')
1947 Tim Schmit (Poco)
1960 Byron Burke (Ten City)
1967 Gavin Rossdale (Bush)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 30

1959 Cliff Richard: 'Travelling Light' UK 45
1971 John Lennon: 'Imagine' UK LP
1971 John Lennon: 'Imagine' US LP
1982 Men at Work: 'Who Can It Be Now' US 45
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: UK LP
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: US LP


Various Music Events On October 30

1961 Phil Spector's Philles Label puts out its first single, 'Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby' by Crystals

1964 Roy Orbison goes gold with 'Oh Pretty Woman'

1970 Hotlegs (soon to become 10CC) make their live debut (supporting Moody Blues) at Festival Hall

1972 Elton John becomes the first pop star since Beatles, nine years before, to appear at a Royal Command Performance

1976 Boz Scagg's 'Lowdown' hits UK chart

1981 Fun Boy Three release 'The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)' as first US single

1982 Mari Wilson insures her beehive hairdo for £100,000

1982 Jam announce split to NME

1988 Whitney Houston scores her tenth straight Top 10 single as 'One Moment in Time' moves to No. 9

1995 David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.


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October 30 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, Halloween

1961
Two girls ask for more copies of 'My Bonnie' at the NEMS record store.

1963

Studio 3 (control room only). 2.30-5.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'Money (That's What I Want)' (from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln.
End of work on 'With The Beatles'.

'She Loves You', 9th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 32nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Recording for the Swedish TV programme 'Drop In'.

1964
18.15, 20.30. Concerts at the Gaumont Theatre, Bournemouth.

1969
It is announced the release of a record by the Plastic Ono Band called 'Gossip'.

1971
UK LP release: 'Imagine'.

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October 30 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 30, 1982 The Jam announce they are going to split up to NME.

The Jam, Paul Weller

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 August A Busch III becomes CEO of St. Louis Cardinals
1989 Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
1988 2 gambling clubs and 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
1988 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1988 Jim Elliott (U.S.) completes 24-hour paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
1988 New York Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
1986 Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modification are made
1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched
1984 Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award
1982 Jam announce split to NME
1982 Portugal revises constitution
1980 Honduras and El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
1980 NASA launches Flt Satcom-4

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 NASA launches space vehicle S-203
1979 Richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham
1978 Uganda troops attack Tanzania
1977 Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07
1976 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 49 performances
1976 Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
1976 Reverend Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ
1975 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
1975 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
1975 Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
1975 New York Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"
1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
1974 Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award
1974 Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire
1973 Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award
1972 45 die in a train crash in Chicago, Illinois
1972 Worst U.S. rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago
1970 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, New Hampshire (IND) 1st broadcast
1968 Jaqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios
1968 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)
1968 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)
1968 Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam
1967 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
1967 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
1967 U.S.S.R. Kosmos 186 and 188 make 1st automatic docking and Venmera 13 launch
1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
1965 Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia
1964 Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam
1963 Morocco and Algeria signs cease fire
1963 Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1961 Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
1961 U.N. unanimously elects U Thant acting Secretary General of the U.N.
1961 Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square
1960 Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba


Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1957 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
1957 Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
1957 WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
1957 WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Israel captures Egyptian militay post at El-Thamad
1956 Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961
1955 Imtiaz Ahmed scores 209 vs. New Zealand, the record for a no 8 batsman
1954 Linus Pauling won the Nobel prize in chemistry
1954 U.S. Armed Forces end segregation of races
1953 Dr. Albert Schweitzer and General George C Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize
1952 Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1950 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres

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Friday, October 29, 2010

October 29 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Denny Laine!

Denny Laine

Musicians Born On October 29

1944 Denny Laine (Moody Blues/Wings)
1946 Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac)
1954 Stephen Luscombe (Blancmange)
1955 Roger O'Donnell (The Cure)
1961 Randy Jackson (Jacksons)
1962 Einar Orn Benediktsson (The Sugarcubes)
1965 Pete Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)

Deaths On October 29

1963 Michael Holliday
1971 Duane Allman
1984 Wells Kelly (Orleans)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 29

1955 Roger Williams: 'Autumn Leaves' US 45
1966 ? and the Mysterians: '96 Tears' US 45
1977 Baccara: 'Yes Sir I Can Boogie' UK 45
1983 Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton: 'Islands in the Stream' US 45
1988 Enya: 'Orinoco Flow' UK 45
1988 Dire Straits: 'Money For Nothing' UK LP
1994 Pato Banton : Baby Come Back : UK single
1994 Boyz II Men : II : US LP
1997 Spice Girls : Spice Up Your Life : UK single


Various Music Events On October 29

1955 Joe Tex releases first single, 'Davy You Upset My Home' - an answer to Davy Crockett

1966 Beale Street, Memphis (as in 'Beale St. Blues' by W.C. Handy) is made a national landmark as Home of the Blues

1967 'Hair' opens off Broadway at the Public Theatre in New York's East Village

1975 Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Thunder Review' tour begins at memorial Auditorium, Plymouth, Massachusetts with Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Jack Elliott

1977 Chic enter US R&B chart with 'Dance Dance Dance,', on its way to selling a million

1983 Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' becomes longest-charting LP of all time when it logs its 491st week on US Top 200. The previous champ was 'Johnny Mathis's Greatest Hits' (April 1958 - July 1968)

1985 Cars' 'Drive' hits UK chart

1988 REM's 'Eponymous' hits UK LP chart

1990 The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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October 29 - Today in Beatles History

John Lennon, Beatles

1963
Concert in Eskilstuna.
End of first European tour (Sweden).

Epstein accepts the production of the first Beatle film.

Studio 3. 10.00am-1.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'It Won't Be Long' (from edit of takes 17, 21); 'All I've Got To Do' (from take 15); 'All My Loving' (from take 14); 'Don't Bother Me' (from take 15); 'Little Child' (from take 21); 'Till There Was You' (from take 8); 'Please Please Me' (from take 9); 'Roll Over Beethoven' (from edit of takes 7, 8); 'Hold Me Tight' (from edit of takes 26, 29); 'You Really Got A Hold On Me' (from edit of takes 7, 10, 11); 'I Wanna Be Your Man' (from take 16); 'Devil In Her Heart' (from take 6); 'Not A Second Time' (from take 9); 'Money (That's What I Want)' (from edit of takes 6, 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick and B. T. [Full name unknown.]

1964

18.15, 20.30. Concerts at the ABC Theatre, Plymouth.

1965
Studio 2. 2.00-4.00pm. Recording: 'We Can Work It Out' (overdub onto take 2).
Studio 2 (control room only). 4.00-5.00pm. Mono mixing: 'We Can Work It Out' (remixes 2, 3, from take 2); 'Day Tripper' (remixes 2, 3, from take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Remixes, one for the single, other for Granada Television.

1966

The Brian Epstein Trophy for drama and public speaking is presented by him at the Finchley Jewish Youth Club.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 19th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

1967
Morning. Acanthus Road, Clapham, Battersea, London. Shooting of 'Magical Mystery Tour' sequence, on which Ringo and Auntie Jessie go up a street to board the 'Magical Mystery Tour' bus.

1968
Studio 3 (control room only). 10.00am-1.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'Hey Bulldog' (remixes 1-6, from take 58); 'All Together Now' (remix 1, from take 9); 'All You Need Is Love' (remixes 1-6, from take 58); 'Only A Northern Song' (remix 1, from remix mono 6). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Graham Kirkby.
Remixes for 'Yellow Submarine'. End of sessions for 'Yellow Submarine'.

1969
The 'Rat Magazine' publishes the 'Paul is dead' theory.

1971
UK single release: 'Mrs. Lennon'/'Midsummer New York'.

1973
US LP release: 'Mind Games'.
US single release: 'Mind Games'/'Meat City'.

1988
5th episode of a BBC series, essentially based on 'The Beatles At The Beeb' collection.

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October 29 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 29, 1975 Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Thunder Review' tour begins at memorial Auditorium, Plymouth, Massachusetts with Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Jack Elliott.

Bob Dylan, Rolling Thunder Review Tour



Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
1989 New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority opens 63rd street extension to subway
1989 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
1988 2,000 U.S. anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics
1988 China announces a herbal male contraceptive
1988 Jim Elliott (U.S.) begins 24-hour paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
1988 Soviets 1st scheduled shuttle launch (postponed)
1987 "Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 86 performances
1987 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
1986 Kirk Muller scores New Jersey Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
1986 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
1986 West Indies all out for 53 vs. Pakistan (Abdul Qadir 6-16)
1985 Cards' Joaquin Andujar suspended for 10 games for bumping an ump
1984 Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) and Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win New York Marathon
1983 Notre Dame's Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards and 6 touchdowns
1982 Car maker John DeLorean indicted for drug trafficking, later acquitted
1982 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"
1981 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Billy Martin fired as Yankee manager (2nd time)
1979 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
1977 "Act" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 233 performances
1977 Texas' Russell Erideben kicks his 3rd 60 yard field goal of the season
1977 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1975 Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Thunder Review' tour begins at memorial Auditorium, Plymouth, Massachusetts with Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Jack Elliott
1975 Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of Year
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Law bans discrimination of sex or marital status in credit application
1972 Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal
1972 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1970 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, Georgia (NBC) 1st broadcast

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award
1969 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
1967 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
1967 MacDermot, Ragni and Rado's musical "Hair," premieres in New York City
1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7 degrees N 162 degrees E
1966 National Organization of Women founded
1965 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
1964 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings vs. Pakistan
1964 Karmi'el founded in Galilee
1964 Star of India and other jewels are stolen in New York
1964 Town of Karmiel founded in Galilee
1964 United Rep of Tanganyika and Zanzibar renamed United Rep of Tanzania
1963 "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published
1961 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 Chartered C46 carrying California State's football team crashes, kills 16
1960 Muhammad Ali's 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6


Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 10 nation soccer league to play all games on New York Randalls Is, announced
1958 Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature
1958 Dr. F. Mason Sones is 1st doctor to perform a coronary angiogram
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
1956 Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, NBC News, team up
1956 International zone of Tangier returns to Morocco
1956 Israeli paratroopers drop into Sinai to open Straits of Tiran
1955 Belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours)
1955 Emile Zatopek runs world record 15 mile (1:14:01) and 25,000m (1:16:36)
1954 Colonel Nasser disbands Moslem Brothership
1954 Sweden begins experimental TV
1953 A Baltimore group purchases St. Louis Browns
1950 British minister of Finance Stafford Cripps resigns
1950 Wally Triplett avgs 735 yards on 3 kickoff returns
1950 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Charlie Daniels!

Charile Daniels

Musicians Born On October 28

1937 Charlie Daniels
1941 Hank Marvin (Shadows)
1941 Curtis Lee (Pretty Little Angel Eyes)
1945 Wayne Fontana (Mindbenders)
1948 Thelma Hopkins (Dawn)
1948 Rickie Lee Reynolds (Black Oak Arkansas)
1957 Stephen Morris (New Order)
1959 Neville Henry (Blow Monkeys)

Deaths On October 28

1965 Earl Bostic (Alto saxophonist, Lionel Hampton band)
1987 Woody Herman (bandleader)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 28

1961 Shadows: 'The Shadows' UK LP
1967 'Diana Ross and the Supremes Greatest Hits' US LP
1978 Nick Gilder: 'Hot Child in the City' US 45
1989 Erasure: 'Wild' UK LP
1995 Coolio : Gangstas Paradise : UK single

Various Music Events On October 28

1955 Little Willie John hits R&B chart with 'All Around the World'

1961 Brian Epstein serving in his record shop in Whitechapel, Liverpoool, is asked for 'My Bonnie' by Beatles. He discovers that the disc is available only in Germany and sets out to see the group for himself. Raymond Jones is the customer

1965 The Who release 'My Generation' in UK

1968 Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce

1972 United States Council for World Affairs adopts the Who's 'Join Together' as its anthem

1972 Billy Paul enters US soul chart with 'Me and Mrs. Jones'

1972 'Best of Bread' hits UK LP chart

1977 Sex Pistols release 'Never Mind the Bollocks' LP

1983 Police tour storms America, setting house receipts and attendance records at Miami's Orange Bowl with an audience of 48,920

1989 Deborah Harry's 'Deaf Dumb and Blonde' hits UK LP chart


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October 28 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, Yellow Submarine


1961
15.00. Raymond Jones asks 'My Bonnie', by the Beatles, to Brian Epstein.
Soon after, another youngster asks him a Beatles record.

1962
1st ever concert at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, as principal support act for Little Richard, along with Craig Douglas, Jet Harris, Kenny Lynch, Sounds Incorporated.
Hours before, on the phone, Brian arranges a show with promoter Arthur Howes for 2 December, birth of the future Epstein-Howes concert promotions team.

1963
Brian returns from Sweden to the UK.

Concert in Boras.

1964
18.15, 20.30. Concerts at the ABC, Exeter.

1965
Studio 2 (control room only). 5.00-5.30pm. Mono mixing: 'We Can Work It Out' (remix 1, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.
Playback for Granada Television's 'The Music Of Lennon And McCartney'.

End of 'Star Scene '65' tour, at the ABC Cinema, Wigan.

1966
Brian tells Sid Bernstein that there are no plans for the next North American tour.

1968
The divorce trial of Cynthia and John is decided in favor of Cynthia.

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October 28 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 28, 1977 The Sex Pistols release 'Never Mind the Bollocks' LP.

Sex Pistols, Never Mind The Bollocks, album

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Oakland A's sweep San Francisco Giants in earthquake/BART series
1988 Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister
1988 Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University Washington library
1986 KOB-AM in Albuquerque New Mexico changes call letters to KKOB
1986 KOB-TV in Albuquerque NM's final transmission
1985 Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan
1984 14th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
1984 15th New York City Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
1984 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
1982 NASA launches RCA-E
1982 Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
1981 Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia
1981 New York Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Dick Howser (best Yank manager win-lost percentage .636) replaces Billy Martin
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
1977 Sex Pistols release 'Never Mind the Bollocks' LP
1976 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (New York Yankees)
1976 Train collision at Goes, Netherlands, 7 die
1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1975 Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
1974 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian and Westfall
1974 Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
1973 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1972 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 12 performances
1971 England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit
1971 John and Yoko record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in New York City
1970 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
1970 US/U.S.S.R. sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1966 Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour
1965 630 foot high Gateway Arch completed in St. Louis
1965 Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion
1962 Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
1962 New York Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Washington Redskins (49-34)
1962 Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 796 performances
1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for New York Mets

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Buffalo Bills enter AFL
1959 Jean Genet's "Les Nigres," premieres in Paris
1958 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII
1958 Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (avg went from .230 to .322)
1957 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus
1955 Egypt and Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty
1954 Ernest Hemingway wins Nobel prize for literature
1954 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
1954 N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker," premieres in New York City
1954 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway
1953 Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
1953 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
1952 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Simon Le Bon!

Simon Le Bon, Duran Duran

Musicians Born On October 27

1927 Cleo Laine (UK jazz singer)
1933 Floyd Cramer (Last Date/On the Rebound)
1958 Simon le Bon (Duran Duran)
1967 Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)

Deaths On October 27

1980 Steve Peregrin-Took (T. Rex)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 27

1962 Shadows: 'Out of the Shadows' UK LP
1966 Four Tops: 'Reach Out I'll Be There' UK 45
1973 David Cassidy: 'Daydreamer/Puppy Song' UK 45
1973 Status Quo: 'Hello' UK LP
1973 Gladys Knight: 'Midnight Train to Georgia' US 45
1979 Lena Martell: 'One Day at a Time' UK 45
1984 Big Country: 'Steel Town' UK LP
1990 Beautiful South: 'A Little Time' UK single
1990 Janet Jackson : Black Cat : US single
1990 Paul Simon : The Rhythm of the Saints : UK LP

Various Music Events On October 27

1960 Roy Orbison's second hit, 'Blue Angel', hits UK chart

1960 Ben E. King records 'Stand by Me' and 'Spanish Harlem', with Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Phil Spector producing, at Atlantic Studios, New York

1963 Peter, Paul and Mary sit at No. 1 and No. 2 in US LP chart with 'Peter, Paul and Mary' and 'In the Wind'

1970 'Jesus Christ Superstar' LP is released with a presentation at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York, with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber standing at the lectern explaining the music as it fills the church

1973 Ike and Tina Turner hit US Top 40 with 'Nutbush City Limits'

1975 Bruce Springsteen appears on the covers of 'Time' and 'Newsweek'

1984 Huey Lewis and the News debut on UK chart with 'If This Is It'

1986 '(Waiting For) The Ghost Train' released, the last Madness single

1995 Gloria Estefan becomes the first pop star to perform for a Pope when she sings for Pope John Paul II as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood.


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October 27 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, Fab Four, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

1963
Debut of Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas on 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium'. Brian attends.

Two concerts in Goteborg.

1964
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-12.30pm. Mono mixing: 'What You're Doing' (from take 19); 'Honey Don't' (from take 5); 'Mr Moonlight' (remixes 1, 2, from takes 4, 8); 'Every Little Thing' (from take 9); 'Eight Days A Week' (remixes 2, 3, from takes 13, 15). Editing: 'Mr Moonlight' (of mono remixes 1, 2); 'Eight Days A Week' (of mono remixes 2, 3). Studio 2 (control room only). 12.30-1.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'Eight Days A Week' (remixes 1, 2, from takes 13, 15); 'Every Little Thing' (from take 9); 'What You're Doing' (from take 19); 'Honey Don't' (from take 5). Editing: 'Eight Days A Week' (of stereo remixes 1, 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.

1966
Brian returns from the USA to England.

1969
US gold certification for 'Abbey Road'.
US gold certification for 'Something'/'Come Together'.

Abbey Road. Ringo begins, with George Martin, the recording of 'Sentimental Journey' LP. 1st Beatle formally recording a solo LP.

1971
Closing of Yoko's exhibition 'This Is Not Here' at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.

1980
UK LP release: 'Rock'n'Roll Music Volume 1'.
UK LP release: 'Rock'n'Roll Music Volume 2'. (US remixes of 'Rock'n'Roll Music' LP.)

1989
Paul's concert in Milano (Get Back Tour).

1993
2nd Paul's concert in Barcelona (The New World Tour).


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October 27 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 27, 1975 The covers of both Time and Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen, Time Magazine Cover, 1975

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
1988 Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione and Sinatra
1987 Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
1987 Peter Shaffer's "Lettice and Lovage," premieres in London
1987 South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution
1986 New York Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
1986 Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"
1985 15th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
1985 16th New York City Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
1985 Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
1985 Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time
1985 Hurricane Juan ravages U.S. Gulf states and east coast, 49 die
1985 Kansas City Royals beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
1985 Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's and 2 Renoir's
1984 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1984 Washington State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing
1982 China announces its population at 1 billion people plus
1982 IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
1981 Andrew Young, former United Nations Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
1980 Astros owner John McMullen replaces General Manager Tal Smith with Al Rosen
1980 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
1979 St. Vincent and Grenadines becomes independent of U.K. (National Day)
1979 Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide
1978 Begin and Sadat win Nobel Peace prize
1978 President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill
1977 Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
1977 NASA launches space vehicle S-200
1975 Covers of both Time and Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
1974 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)
1973 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
1973 Alabama sets offensive record (828 yards), beats Virginia Tech 77-6
1972 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created
1971 Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire
1971 Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
1970 "Light, Lively and Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 87 performances


Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen
1969 Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders
1969 St. Vincent and Grenadines gains associated status with Britain
1968 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational
1967 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records
1967 Expo '67 closes in Montreal, Canada
1967 NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen
1966 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1966 U.N. deprives South Africa of Namibia
1966 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1965 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne New York City for 215 performances
1964 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans/800 Belgians
1964 Singers Sonny and Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms
1963 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW vs. Qld at Gabba
1963 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
1962 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 673 performances
1962 Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test
1961 American Basketball League starts play
1961 Outer Mongolia and Mauritania become 102nd and 103rd members of UN
1960 AL admits LA and Washington to the league
1960 Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me"


Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico
1958 General Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as president of Pakistan
1958 WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey
1957 WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Argentine peso devalued
1955 Satomi Myodo, renews Zen nun vows and takes Buddhist name of Daien Myodo
1954 B. O. Davis, Jr. becomes 1st black general in USAF
1954 President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem
1954 WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 89 performances
1950 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St. Joan," premieres


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Natalie Merchant!

Natalie Merchant

Musicians Born On October 26

1911 Mahalia Jackson (New Orleans Gospel singer)
1940 Keith Hopwood (Herman's Hermits)
1952 David Was (Was (Not Was))
1953 Keith Strickland (B-52's)
1963 Natalie Merchant

Deaths On October 26

1966 Alma Cogan (Dreamboat)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 26

1974 Ken Boothe: 'Everything I Own' UK 45
1974 Warwicke and D. Spinners: 'Then Came You' US 45
1974 Barry White: 'Can't Get Enough' US LP
1985 George Benson: 'The Love Songs' UK LP
1985 Whitney Houston: 'Saving All My Love for You' US 45
1991 U2: 'The Fly' UK 45
1991 Erasure : Chorus : UK LP
1997 Aqua : Barbie Girl : UK single

Various Music Events On October 26

1956 Tommy Steele takes UK rock and roll into chart for the first time with 'Rock with the Cavemen'

1959 Bobby Rydell scores first his as 'We Got Love' enters US chart

1961 Dave Brubeck Five's 'Take Five' hits UK chart

1963 Bob Dylan plays Carnegie Hall in New York and writes a special poem for the programme notes, called 'My Life in a Stolen Moment'

1968 Beatles presented with their MBEs by the Queen at Buckingham Palace

1968 Simon and Garfunkel's 'The Graduate' hits UK LP chart

1971 Al Green goes gold with 'Tired of Being Alone'

1974 Queen's 'Killer Queen' hits UK chart

1975 Elton John plays the second and last of his triumphant concerts at LA Dodger Stadium, rounding off his latest US tour

1985 Simply Red's 'Picture Book' hits UK LP chart

1992 Pearl Jam sets a first week sales record by selling 950,000 copies of the "Vs." album.

1993 In San Juan, Puerto Rico, Catholic churches open their doors for the night and urge residents to tie black ribbons on trees to protest about Madonna's concert there.


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October 26 - Today in Beatles History

The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

1962
Concert at the Liverpool Empire, with Little Richard.

5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Here We Go' broadcast (25 October 1962 session, except 'Sheila').

'Love Me Do' enters the UK ranking.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 25th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Two concerts at the Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm.

Broadcast of ABC-TV's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars', with a performance recorded 20 October 1963, in Birmingham.

Brian's first appearance on 'Juke Box Jury', with Jimmy Henney and Barbara Young.
After the show, Brian has dinner with Lionel Bart.

1964
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-12.45pm. Mono mixing: 'I Don't Want To Spoil The Party' (from take 19); 'Rock And Roll Music' (from take 1); 'Words Of Love' (from take 3); 'Baby's In Black' (remix 2, from take 14); 'I'm A Loser' (remix 2, from take 8); 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!' (from take 1).
Studio 2 (control room only). 12.45-1.05pm. Stereo mixing: 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!' (from take 1). Studio 2. 4.30-6.30pm. Recording: 'Honey Don't' (takes 1-5). Studio 2. 7.30-10.00pm. Recording: 'What You're Doing' [re-make] (takes 13-19); 'Another Beatles Christmas Record' (takes 1-5). Editing: 'Another Beatles Christmas Record' (of takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln.
Visit at the studio: Carl Perkins [?]. Last day of recordings for 'Beatles For Sale'.

1965
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-12.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'Drive My Car' (from take 4); 'Day Tripper' (from take 3); 'In My Life' (from take 3); 'If I Needed Someone' (from take 1); 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)' (from take 4); 'Nowhere Man' (from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender.

11.15am. The Beatles enter Buckingham Palace.
Morning: the Beatles receive the MBE medals from Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace.
Press conference at the Saville Theatre. Brian and Dezo Hoffmann attend.

1968
'Hey Jude' number 1, 5th week, 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1973
US single release: 'Mind Games'/'Meat City'.

1983
'Say Say Say' number 1, 3rd week (Billboard).

1993
First Paul's concert in Barcelona (The New World Tour).

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October 26 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 26, 1964 The Rolling Stones appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Rolling Stones, Ed Sullivan Show

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
1988 U.S. - Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
1987 Dow Jones down 156.83 points
1987 Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Commission assassinated by death squads
1986 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater New York City after 6 performances
1985 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
1984 "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
1983 Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
1982 U.S. budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
1980 10th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
1980 11th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
1980 St. Louis Cardinals sack Baltimore Colt quarterbacks an NFL record tying 12 times

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1977 5th and final test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 Dr. Clifford R Wharton, Jr. named chancellor of State University of NY
1977 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
1976 Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic
1975 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit U.S.
1975 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1975 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1975 Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
1974 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers and MISL's Crunch
1973 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
1973 President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal
1973 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 Wings release "Helen Wheels"
1972 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
1972 Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
1970 "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1970 Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1969 WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
1968 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
1968 KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, California (NBC) begins broadcastng
1968 Soyuz 3 launched
1967 Edward Brooke, born in Washington, D.C, Senator-R-Massachusetts 1967 - 1979, first African American to be elected to the Senate
1967 Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
1966 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
1966 U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
1965 Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
1965 Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
1964 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1963 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
1962 Beatles tape "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
1962 John F. Kennedy warns Russia U.S. will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
1962 Nikita Khrushchev sends note to John F. Kennedy offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if U.S. closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1961 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
1960 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins and announces franchises in LA and Washington D.C. for 1961


Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip - New York to Paris
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 U.S.S.R. fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov
1957 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting
1956 U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
1956 Vietnam promulgates its constitution
1955 1st edition of "Village Voice" (New York City) published
1955 British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
1955 Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as president
1954 Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
1954 Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland," premieres on ABC
1953 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1952 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts vs. India
1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m and 15 miles
1951 Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
1951 Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister
1950 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
1950 Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president
1950 Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India
1950 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary


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Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jon Anderson!



Musicians Born On October 25

1942 Helen Reddy (Angie Baby)
1944 Jon Anderson (Yes)
1947 John Hall (Orleans)
1948 Glen Tipton (Judas Priest)
1956 Matthias Jabs (Scorpions)
1961 Pat Sharp (DJ)
1962 Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1965 Nick Thorpe (Curiosity Killed the Cat)
1968 Speech (Arrested Development)
1970 Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies)

Deaths On October 25

1991 Bill Graham (Concert Promoter)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 25

1969 Archies: 'Sugar Sugar' UK 45
1975 Art Garfunkel: 'I Only Have Eyes for You' UK 45
1975 Jim Reeves: '40 Golden Greats' UK LP
1980 Barbra Streisand: 'Woman in Love' UK 45
1980 Barbra Streisand: 'Woman in Love' US 45
1980 Barbra Streisand: 'Guilty' US LP
1986 Cyndi Lauper: 'True Colours' US 45
1986 Bon Jovi: 'Slippery When Wet' US LP
1998 Cher : Believe : UK single

Various Music Events On October 25

1958 Cliff Richard makes his radio debut on BBC 'Saturday Club'

1959 DJ Scott Muni presents big charity rock-and-roll event at the Coliseum in New York

1964 British music industry presents Beatles with five Ivor Novello awards

1973 John Lennon files law suit at Manhattan Federal Court, alleging that wiretaps and surveillance were used against him and his lawyer Leon Wildes in connection with this application against deportation

1980 Dire Straits' 'Makin' Movies' hits UK LP chart

1986 Swing Out Sister debut on UK chart with 'Breakout'

1998 For the first time in chart history, all the top 5 songs are new entries : 1) Cher, Believe : 2) George Michael, Outside : 3) U2, Sweetest Thing : 4) Culture Club, I Just Wanna Be Loved : 5) Alanis Morissette, Thank U

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