October 12 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Bob Mould!

Musicians Born On October 12

1935 Luciano Pavarotti
1935 Sam Moore (Sam and Dave)
1942 Melvin Franklin (Temptations)
1948 Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
1955 Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens)
1960 Bob Mould

Deaths On October 12

1971 Gene Vincent (Be Bop a Lula)
1997 John Denver

Number 1 In The Charts On October 12

1961 Highwaymen: ‘Michael (Row the Boat Ashore)’ UK 45
1963 Jimmy Gilmer: ‘Sugar Shack’ US 45
1968 Hollies: ‘Greatest Hits’ UK LP
1968 Big Brother and the Holding Company: ‘Cheap Thrills’ US LP
1974 John Denver: ‘Annie’s Song’ UK 45
1974 Bay City Rollers: ‘Rollin” UK LP
1974 Olivia Newton-John: ‘If You Love Me’ US LP
1985 Jennifer Rush: ‘The Power of Love’ UK 45
1985 Ready for the World: ‘Oh Sheila’ Us 45
1991 Mariah Carey: ‘Emotions’ US 45
1991 Simply Red : Stars : UK LP
1996 Peter Andre : Natural : UK LP

Various Music Events On October 12

1956 Johnny Ray enters UK chart with ‘Just Walking in the Rain’

1962 Little Richard headlines a concert at New Brighton Tower, Liverpool, with Beatles supporting. They meet and Richard teaches Paul the famous ”hoop’

1974 Phil Spector launches ‘Warner-Spector’ label in UK

1975 Rod Stewart and Faces play their last show together at Long Island’s Nassau Colisseum

1978 Sid Vicious arrested and charged with murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen

1980 Seven fans stabbed at Blood, Sweat and Tears concert in Los Angeles

1982 Clash opens for the Who at Shea Stadium New York on farewell Who tour

1985 Robert Cray’s ‘False Accusations’ and Talking Heads’ ‘Road to Nowhere’ hit UK chart

1985 Sade enters UK chart with ‘The Sweetest Taboo’

1996 After 28 years the film documentary “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” is finallyreleased.

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