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October 2 – Today In Rock Music History

October 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Sting!

Musicians Born On October 2

1945 Don McLean (American Pie)
1949 Richard Hell (Voidoids)
1950 Mike Rutherford (Genesis)
1951 Sting (Gordon Sumner)
1952 John Otway (Really Free)
1955 Philip Oakey (Human League)
1960 Robbie Nevil
1962 Sigtryggur Baldursson (The Sugarcubes)
1965 Bud Graugh (Sublime)
1971 Tiffany (Renee Darwish)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 2

1965 McCoys: ‘Hang On Sloopy’ US 45
1971 Rod Stewart: ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ UK LP
1971 Rod Stewart: ‘Maggie May’ US 45
1971 Rod Stewart: ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ US LP
1982 Musical Youth: ‘Pass the Dutchie’ UK 45
1982 Dire Straits: ‘Love Over Gold’ UK LP
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II – Back Into Hell: UK LP

Various Music Events On October 2

1942 Bing Crosby enters US chart with ‘White Christmas’, going on to sell over 50 million copies

1957 Larry Williams’s ‘Bony Moronie’ released in US

1960 Maurice Williams’s ‘Stay’ enters US chart. Lasting only one minute 32 seconds, it goes on to become the shortest ever No. 1 single

1965 Manfred Mann becomes the first Western band to tour USSR

1980 Bee Gees sue manager Robert Stigwood for $200 million, claiming misrepresentation and fraud

1981 Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples leave the Specials

1982 Tears for Fears debut on UK chart with ‘Mad World’

1982 Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska’ LP hits chart at No. 24

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July 16 – Today In Rock Music History

July 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Stewart Copeland!

Stewart Copeland, The Police, Police Drummer, Stewart Copeland Birthday July 16

Musicians Born On July 16

1941 Desmond Dekker (The Israelites)
1942 Thomas Boggs (Box Tops)
1952 Stewart Copeland (Police)

Deaths On July 16

1981 Harry Chapin (Cat’s in the Cradle)
1996 John Panozzo (Styx)

Stewart Copeland, The Police, Police Drummer, Stewart Copeland Birthday July 16

Number 1 In The Charts On July 16

1964 Rolling Stones: ‘It’s All Over Now’ UK 45
1966 Tommy James: ‘Hanky Panky’ US 45
1977 Johnny Mathis: ‘Johnny Mathis Collection’ UK LP
1977 Shaun Cassidy: ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ US 45
1977 Barry Manilow: ‘Barry Manilow Live’ US LP
1994 Prodigy : Music for the Jilted Generation: UK LP
1994 Various : The Lion King (OST) : US LP

Stewart Copeland, The Police, Police Drummer, Stewart Copeland Birthday July 16

Various Music Events On July 16

1955 ‘Billboard’ reports on success of R&B, with Sammy Davis, Lavern Baker and Sarah Vaughan, and many covers of black songs, on pop charts

1959 Coasters record ‘Poison Ivy’ at Atlantic Studios, New York

1960 Hank Ballard and the Midnighters become the first group to place three records at the same time on Hot 100 – ‘Poppin’ Time, Let’s Go Let’s Go’ and ‘The Twist’

1966 Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce form Cream

1972 Miracles give farewell concert, with Smokey Robinson on lead vocals, in Washington

1973 Bob Dylan releases ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ as part of ‘Billy the Kid’ film soundtrack

1976 Allman Brothers split

1980 ‘No Nukes’ concert film with Bruce Springsteen and Doobie Brothers premieres in New York

1986 Dolly Parton’s theme park ‘Dollywood’ opens in Tennessee

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