October 01st Music Events

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October 01: Music Events

  • Oct 01, 1913 – Producer/composer Charles Randolph Grean is born. Grean wrote the popular 1950 novelty song “The Thing.”
  • Oct 01, 1919 – Songwriter J.M. Robinson is born Jessie Mae Booker in Call, Texas.
  • Oct 01, 1926 – Ragtime performer Max Morath is born in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Oct 01, 1930 – Singer/actor Richard Harris, who has an unlikely hit with “MacArthur Park,” is born in Limerick, Ireland.
  • Oct 01, 1932 – Albert Collins, electric blues guitarist and singer, is born in Leona, Texas. Movie fans can catch his cameo appearance in the 1987 comedy Adventures in Babysitting, where he performs “Babysitting Blues” with the cast.
  • Oct 01, 1934 – Songwriter Geoff Stephens of The New Vaudeville Band is born in New Southgate, North London.
  • Oct 01, 1935 – Julie Andrews is born Julia Elizabeth Wells in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.
  • Oct 01, 1935 – Thirteen-year-old Judy Garland signs with MGM and goes on to star in a number of hit films, including Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade, and The Wizard of Oz.
  • Oct 01, 1942 – Herb Fame of Peaches & Herb is born Herbert Feemster in Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 01, 1943 – Jerry Martini, sax player for Sly and the Family Stone, is born in Denver, Colorado.
  • Oct 01, 1944 – Barbara Parritt of The Toys is born in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • Oct 01, 1945 – Soul singer Donny Hathaway is born in Chicago, Illinois, raised by his grandmother in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Oct 01, 1947 – Bing Crosby broadcasts the first ever pre-recorded radio show when he airs his Philco Radio Time show on the ABC network using a magnetophon, a Nazi recording technology discovered and brought to America by US Army Corps Officer John Thomas “Jack” Mullin. The magnetophon leads to the evolution of multi-track recording technology, which revolutionizes the music industry. Crosby becomes an investor in the technology, which he uses so he doesn’t have to always do his shows live.
  • Oct 01, 1947 – Mariska Veres (lead singer for Shocking Blue) is born in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Oct 01, 1947 – Martin Turner (bassist/lead vocalist for Wishbone Ash) is born in Torquay, Devon, England.
  • Oct 01, 1947 – Mud lead guitarist Rob Davis is born in Carshalton, Surrey, England.
  • Oct 01, 1948 – Brownsville Station frontman Michael “Cub” Koda is born in Detroit, Michigan. He writes the group’s 1973 hit “Smokin’ in the Boy’s Room,” which is later covered by Motley Crue.
  • Oct 01, 1949 – “That Lucky Old Sun” by Frankie Laine hits #1 in America.
  • Oct 01, 1957 – Andy Walton (drummer for Kenny) is born in Enfield, Middlesex, England.
  • Oct 01, 1958 – Little Anthony and the Imperials record a song written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield called “The Diary.” Sedaka and his publisher are so disappointed with the recording that they have Sedaka try it himself, resulting in his first hit as an artist.
  • Oct 01, 1959 – Youssou N’Dour is born in Dakar, Senegal.
  • Oct 01, 1962 – Barbra Streisand signs with Columbia Records.
  • Oct 01, 1962 – Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show makes its debut. The theme song (“Johnny’s Theme”) is written by Paul Anka, but as part of the deal, Carson writes some lyrics for the song that are published, but never used, earning him half of the royalties from the song, which are substantial, as the song runs throughout Carson’s 30-year tenure on the show.
  • Oct 01, 1964 – The Beatles’ first film, A Hard Day’s Night, becomes the first movie to debut behind the “Iron Curtain” of Communist countries when it is shown in Prague.
  • Oct 01, 1965 – At a concert at Carnegie Hall, Bob Dylan introduces his new band. Formerly Ronnie Hawkins’ backup band, they were known as the Hawks, but soon became The Band.
  • Oct 01, 1966 – Jimi Hendrix makes his UK stage debut when he jumps onstage to jam with Cream at London Polytechnic.
  • Oct 01, 1967 – Mick Jagger’s apartment in London is burglarized, with girlfriend Marianne Faithfull’s furs and jewelry being among the items listed as stolen.
  • Oct 01, 1967 – The first edition of the program Top Gear, featuring host DJ John Peel, airs on BBC Radio 1.
  • Oct 01, 1967 – Traffic make their stage debut at London’s Saville Theatre.
  • Oct 01, 1968 – Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Oct 01, 1969 – The Beatles release Abbey Road in the US.
  • Oct 01, 1970 – Curtis Mayfield leaves The Impressions.
  • Oct 01, 1970 – Janis Joplin makes her last recordings, singing “Mercedes Benz,” which is included on her posthumous Pearl album a capella. She also records a goofy version of “Happy Trails” as a birthday present for John Lennon. Joplin dies three days later.
  • Oct 01, 1970 – Jimi Hendrix is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Seattle. His headstone reads: “Forever In Our Hearts, James ‘Jimi’ Hendrix 1942 – 1970.”
  • Oct 01, 1971 – Cat Stevens releases his fifth album, Teaser And The Firecat, with the hits “Peace Train” and “Morning Has Broken.”
  • Oct 01, 1971 – John Lennon’s album Imagine is certified Gold.
  • Oct 01, 1974 – Keith Duffy of Boyzone is born in Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Oct 01, 1975 – Al Jackson Jr. (drummer for Booker T. & The MG’s) is killed at age 39 when he finds intruders in his Memphis, Tennessee, home. His estranged wife, Barbara Jackson, is thought to be involved, being that she shot her husband in the chest just months earlier.
  • Oct 01, 1976 – David Bowie retreats to West Germany in an attempt to clean up his cocaine addiction. While in Germany, Bowie works with Iggy Pop and Brian Eno. The song “Heroes” comes from this stay.
  • Oct 01, 1977 – #1 on the Hot 100 is “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco. It’s a 15-minute song made up of Star Wars music set to a disco beat. There’s even an R2-D2 bleeping solo.
  • Oct 01, 1977 – The Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame inducts its first musician: Elton John.
  • Oct 01, 1979 – Marvel publishes the first Alice Cooper comic book. The story takes place in a sanitarium and is based on his stay in rehab.
  • Oct 01, 1982 – In Tokyo, Sony introduces the first digital compact-disc player, which sells for about $650.
  • Oct 01, 1983 – “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” written by Jim Steinman, hits #1 in the US, making Bonnie Tyler the first Welsh singer to top the chart.
  • Oct 01, 1983 – The first ever David Bowie convention is held in London’s Cunard Hotel. Speakers at the convention include Bowie’s former dance teacher, Lindsay Kemp; Bowie’s former manager, Ken Pitt; guitar player John Hutchinson; Bowie archivist, Kev Cann; and photographer Ray Stevenson.
  • Oct 01, 1985 – Madonna makes her acting debut in the low-budget independent film A Certain Sacrifice. Filmed five years earlier, it’s released on video to capitalize on the pop star’s fame.
  • Oct 01, 1987 – Soundgarden release their first EP, Screaming Life, on Sub Pop Records. Recorded in 1986 at Reciprocal Recording in Seattle, Washington, the six-song release is co-produced by Jack Endino.
  • Oct 01, 1991 – The world’s most valuable golf glove, the original, crystal-studded one Michael Jackson wore, is stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. MC Hammer sets up a phone line and offers a $50,000 reward for the glove’s return, but it’s recovered by police two days later.
  • Oct 01, 1992 – R&B vocalist Harry Ray (of The Moments, later known as Ray, Goodman & Brown) dies of a stroke in Bound Brook, New Jersey, at age 46. Known for hits like “Love on a Two-Way Street” (1970).
  • Oct 01, 1994 – Wilson Pickett begins serving a one-year jail sentence for a 1992 incident where he hit a pedestrian with his car.
  • Oct 01, 1995 – Farm Aid 8 takes place in Louisville, Kentucky, with Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie & the Blowfish and The Dave Matthews Band raising over $1 million to support American farmers.
  • Oct 01, 1996 – A collection of live Nirvana performances is released on the album From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah.
  • Oct 01, 1996 – Fountains of Wayne release their self-titled debut album, which took just five days to record.
  • Oct 01, 1998 – John Fogerty gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
  • Oct 01, 2000 – Australian rock band Midnight Oil play their hit “Beds Are Burning” at the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Sydney. Their black outfits are emblazoned with the word “sorry,” a symbolic olive branch towards the Aboriginals who were forced from their lands by a government that refuses to apologize.
  • Oct 01, 2002 – Barry White’s label reveals that the singer has been hospitalized with kidney failure. Unable to get a transplant, he dies nine months later.
  • Oct 01, 2002 – Good Charlotte release their second album, The Young and the Hopeless.
  • Oct 01, 2002 – Ms. Dynamite is the big winner at the UK Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, where she is named Best Newcomer and UK Act of the Year, and her song “It Takes More” wins Best Single. She fades fast, releasing only one more album in the ’00s.
  • Oct 01, 2002 – The White Stripes play a free show in New York’s Union Square Park, treating a large lunchtime crowd to a set full of covers and nuggets from the group’s three albums.
  • Oct 01, 2004 – Bruce Palmer (bassist for Buffalo Springfield) dies of a heart attack in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, at age 58.
  • Oct 01, 2007 – A judge awards Kevin Federline custody of his two children with Britney Spears, reasoning that she can’t be trusted due to her “habitual, frequent and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol.” Spears starts getting her life together a few months later after her family commits her to a psychiatric institution.
  • Oct 01, 2007 – Outside the Soho Revue Bar in London, Laura Marling and her band perform a set in front of shocked and ecstatic fans. The club won’t allow the 17-year-old Marling inside to perform because it violates their strict 18 & over policy, so she takes it to the streets. She later returns to the club in February 2008 for an encore of sorts, performing indoors and onstage to celebrate the release of her debut, Alas, I Cannot Swim, and her 18th birthday.
  • Oct 01, 2010 – Justin Timberlake portrays Napster co-founder Sean Parker in the Oscar-nominated film The Social Network, which depicts the founding of Facebook.
  • Oct 01, 2011 – After 28 years and two children together, Gene Simmons (62) and Shannon Tweed (54) finally get married. Their wedding song is “At Last,” sung by their daughter Sophie.
  • Oct 01, 2011 – Meat Loaf performs at the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne between Collingwood and Geelong. Suffering from a hemorrhaging vocal cord, he struggles through the 12-minute set and is blasted in the press. The singer responds by calling AFL organizers “the cheapest people I’ve ever seen in my life.”
  • Oct 01, 2012 – Chris Thile, the mandolin player known for his work with Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, wins a Genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. The foundation typically accepts nominees through anonymous selection, and when Thile receives the congratulatory phone call, he thinks its a political robo-call until his agent looks up the number.
  • Oct 01, 2017 – During Jason Aldean’s headlining set at the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas strip, a gunman opens fire from his suite at the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel, killing 58 and injuring over 500 in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
  • Oct 01, 2018 – Peggy Sue Gerron, subject of the Buddy Holly hit “Peggy Sue,” dies at 78.
  • Oct 01, 2018 – The French singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour dies at 94. His compositions include “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “If You Go Away.”

October 01: Music: Albums released.

  • 1960 – Elvis Presley, “G.I. Blues”
  • 1961 – Elvis Presley, “Blue Hawaii”
  • 1969 – The Monkees, “The Monkees Present”
  • 1974 – John Cale, “Fear”
  • 1975 – Rory Gallagher, “Against The Grain”
  • 1976 – John Mellencamp (Johnny Cougar), “Chestnut Street Incident”
  • 1976 – Styx, “Crystal Ball”
  • 1977 – The Runaways, “Waitin’ For The Night”
  • 1978 – Rory Gallagher, “Photo-Finish”
  • 1979 – Slade, “Return To Base”
  • 1982 – Cocteau Twins, “Lullabies [EP]”
  • 1982 – The Damned, “Strawberries”
  • 1982 – Marvin Gaye, “Midnight Love”
  • 1984 – U2, “The Unforgettable Fire”
  • 1984 – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, “Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth”
  • 1984 – Chaka Khan, “I Feel For You”
  • 1984 – Midnight Oil, “Red Sails In The Sunset”
  • 1984 – Romeo Void, “Instincts”
  • 1984 – The Ramones, “Too Tough To Die”
  • 1986 – John Fogerty, “Eye Of The Zombie”
  • 1988 – Lennie Gallant, “Breakwater”
  • 1990 – Iron Maiden, “No Prayer For The Dying”
  • 1990 – Dannii Minogue, “Dannii”
  • 1990 – 10,000 Maniacs, “Hope Chest: The Fredonia Recordings 1982-1983”
  • 1990 – Elton John, “The Very Best of Elton John [1990]”
  • 1991 – Cheap Trick, “The Greatest Hits”
  • 1991 – Prince & The New Power Generation, “Diamonds And Pearls”
  • 1993 – Marduk, “Those Of The Unlight”
  • 1994 – Natalie Cole, “Holly & Ivy”
  • 1994 – Edge Of Sanity, “Purgatory Afterglow”
  • 1995 – East 17, “Up All Night”
  • 1996 – Matchbox Twenty, “Yourself Or Someone Like You”
  • 1996 – Bad Brains, “Black Dots”
  • 1996 – Thompson Twins, “Greatest Hits”
  • 1996 – Curtis Mayfield, “New World Order”
  • 1996 – Nirvana, “From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah”
  • 1996 – Matchbox Twenty, “Yourself Or Someone Like You”
  • 1997 – Carbon Leaf, “Shadows In The Banquet Hall”
  • 1999 – Eighteen Visions, “No Time For Love”
  • 2001 – Kylie Minogue, “Fever”
  • 2001 – Elton John, “Songs From The West Coast”
  • 2002 – Matthew Sweet, “To Understand: The Early Recordings Of Matthew Sweet”
  • 2002 – Weather Report, “Live And Unreleased”
  • 2004 – Frank Zappa, “Joe’s Domage”
  • 2007 – The Psychedelic Furs, “Best Of The Psychedelic Furs”

October 01: Music: Singles released.

  • 1963 – Elvis Presley, “Bossa Nova Baby”
  • 1963 – Elvis Presley, “Witchcraft”
  • 1965 – The Byrds, “She Don’t Care About Time”
  • 1965 – The Byrds, “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)”
  • 1965 – Roy Head, “Treat Her Right”
  • 1968 – Creedence Clearwater Revival, “I Put A Spell On You”
  • 1969 – The Byrds, “Ballad Of Easy Rider”
  • 1974 – Harry Chapin, “Cat’s In The Cradle”
  • 1988 – Tracy Chapman, “Baby Can I Hold You”
  • 1990 – Wilson Phillips, “Impulsive”
  • 1992 – R.E.M., “Drive”

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