October 2013

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1 OCTOBER
1932: Albert Collins
1945-79: Donnie Hathaway
1959: Youssou N’Dour
1975: MGs drummer Al Jackson shot dead in Memphis.
2004: Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield) dies at 58.

2 OCTOBER
1949: Richard Hell
1952: John Otway
1945: Don McLean
1967: Gillian Welch
1982: Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska enters the LP charts.

3 OCTOBER
1938-60: Eddie Cochran
1949: Lindsay Buckingham
1954: Stevie Ray Vaughan (died August 27, 1990)
1967: Woody Guthrie dies aged 52.
1969: Blues legend Nehemiah ‘Skip’ James dies at 67.

4 OCTOBER
1944: Pattie Labelle
1952: Jody Stephens (Big Star)
1970: Janis Joplin is found dead of an apparent heroin OD at 27.
1982: Squeeze announce they are breaking up.
1989: Monty Python co-founder Graham Chapman dies.

5 OCTOBER
1933: Billy Lee Riley (died August 2, 2009)
1943: Steve Miller
1947: Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
1943: Steve Miller
1962: The Beatles release their first single in the UK, ‘Love Me Do’, b/w ‘PS I Love You’.

6 OCTOBER
1954: David Hidalgo – Los Lobos
1966: Tommy Stinson (The Replacements)
1964: The Beatles record ‘Eight Days A Week’ at Abbey Road.
1978: Johnny O’Keefe (JOK) dies.

7 OCTOBER
1944: Judee Sill
1945: Kevin Godley (10cc)
1966: Early British rocker Johnny Kidd (‘Shakin’ All Over’), killed in a car accident, aged 27.
1970: Ned Kelly, the film starring Mick Jagger, is released.
1977: David Bowie releases Heroes.

8 OCTOBER
1948: Johnny Ramone (died Sept 15, 2004)
1949: Hamish Stewart (Average White Band)
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis cuts ‘Great Balls Of Fire.’
1966: No 1 US LP Revolver – The Beatles.
1980: Bob Marley collapses on stage in Pittsburgh, his last ever on stage appearance.

9 OCTOBER
1940: John Ono Lennon, Roy Ayers
1944: John ‘The Ox’ Entwhistle
1944: Nona Hendryx
1948: Jackson Browne
1969: PJ Harvey

10 OCTOBER
1917: Thelonious Monk
1946: John Prine
1959: Kirsty MacColl (d. December 18, 2000)
1964: Rod Stewart records his first single, ‘Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl’.
1970: Pink Floyd release Atom Heart Mother.

11 OCTOBER
1919: Art Blakey, drummer, bandleader
1928: Ennio Morricone
1941: Lester Bowie (jazz trumpet)
1963: ‘The Little Sparrow’, Edith Piaf, dies aged 47
1975: Saturday Night Live is broadcast for the first time.

12 OCTOBER
1935: Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)
1957: After a concert in Sydney, Little Richard flings rock ’n’ roll, saying God doesn’t like it.
1966: Jimi Hendrix Experience formed.
1971: Gene Vincent (‘Be Bop A Lula’) dies.
1975: Rod Stewart plays final gig with The Faces in New York.

13 OCTOBER
1940: Chris Farlowe
1942: Paul Simon
1944: Robert Lamm (Chicago)
1948: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
1950: Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention)

14 OCTOBER
1940: Cliff Richard
1955: Nineteen-year-old Buddy Holly opens a concert in Lubbock, Texas, for Bill Haley and the Comets
1967: Track Records/Decca releases The Who’s ‘I Can See for Miles’. It will be the group’s biggest hit until 1982.
15 OCTOBER
1935: Barry ‘Eve Of Destruction’ Maguire
1938: Robert Ward (died December 25, 2008)
1938: Fela Anikulapo Kuti (died August 2, 1997)
1942: Chris Andrews (‘Yesterday Man’)

16 OCTOBER
1903: Big Joe Williams
1935: ‘Sugar Pie’ DeSanto
1938: Nico
1947: Bob Weir
1969: Leonard Chess, co-founder of Chess Records, dies in Chicago, aged 52

17 OCTOBER
1968: Ziggy Marley
1964: The Velvelettes’ ‘Needle In A Haystack’ enters the charts. Later covered by The Twilights.
1967: Hair opened, the musical, that is, in NYC, off, then on, Broadway.
1979: Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk is released.

18 OCTOBER
1923: Jessie Mae Hemphill (d. July 19, 2006)
1926: Chuck Berry
1937: Songwriter Cynthia Weil born in New York. (‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’).
1947: Laura Nyro (d. April 8, 1997)
1961: Wynton Marsalis

19 OCTOBER
1944-87: Peter Tosh
1950: Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers)
1957: Karl Wallinger (World Party)
1966: The Yardbirds arrive in NY for their first American tour, with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitar.
1988: Son House dies in Detroit aged 86.

20 OCTOBER
1925: Tom Dowd (producer – d. October 27, 2002)
1937: Wanda Jackson
1950: Tom Petty
1965: Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub)
1977: Three days after the release of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Street Survivors three members of the band are killed in a plane crash in the swamps of Mississippi.

21 OCTOBER
1917: Dizzy Gillespie (d. January 6, 1993)
1941: Steve Cropper
1942: Elvin Bishop
1965: Bill Black, bassist for Elvis at Sun Records dies age 39.
2003: Elliott Smith dead at age 34.

22 OCTOBER
1943-66: Bobby Fuller
1945: Leslie West
1968: Shelby Lynne
1966: The Beach Boys release ‘Good Vibrations.’
1994: Producer Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones, Traffic) dies.

23 OCTOBER
1930: Wilson ‘Boozoo’ Chavis
1930: Ray Charles
1940: Ellie Greenwich (died August 2009).
1956: Dwight Yoakam

24 OCTOBER
1911: ‘Sonny’ Terry (d. March 11, 1966)
1925: Willie Mabon
1941: Bill Wyman (William Perks)
1948: Paul & Barry Ryan (‘Eloise’)
1962: James Brown records Live At The Apollo, Volume 1.

25 OCTOBER
1925: Earl Palmer (died September 19, 2008)
1944: Jon Anderson (Yes)
1971: The Allman Brothers Band Live At The Fillmore East goes gold.
1974: Nick Drake, reclusive English folkie, is found dead of an apparent suicide.
1991: Promoter Bill Graham dies at age 60.

26 OCTOBER
1911-72: Mahalia Jackson (d. January 27, 1972)
1951: Bootsy Collins, Maggie Roche
1963: Natalie Merchant
1982: US No 1 single: ‘Who Can It Be Now’ – Men At Work.
1993: Bob Dylan releases World Gone Wrong.

27 OCTOBER
1933: Floyd Cramer (d. December 31, 1997)
1949: Garry Tallent (E Street Band)
1933: Floyd Kramer
1960: Ben E. King, former Drifters lead singer, records ‘Spanish Harlem’ and ‘Stand By Me,’ with Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller & Phil Spector producing.

28 OCTOBER
1936: Charlie Daniels
1937: Graham Bond (d. May 8, 1974)
1941: Hank B Marvin
1969: Ben Harper
1977: Warner Brothers releases the Sex first album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols in the US.

29 OCTOBER
1946: Peter Green
1944: Denny Laine
1957: Buddy Holly & the Crickets release ‘Oh Boy’ b/w ‘Not Fade Away.’
1971: Duane Allman dies at 25.

30 OCTOBER
1939: Grace Slick, Eddie Holland, Otis Williams (Temptations)
1947: Timothy Schmitt (Eagles)
1973: The Who’s Quadraphenia goes Gold.
1970: Jim Morrison is fined and jailed for exposing himself on stage.
1971: John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ goes Number One.

31 OCTOBER
1937: Tom Paxton
1944: Richard ‘Kinky’ Friedman
1961: Larry Mullen JR (U2)
1963: Johnny Marr
1974: The Rolling Stones’ It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll goes gold.

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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