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This Day In Rock History: Oct 29th

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Here’s what happened on October 29th in rock history, from the home of music and games, Rock My World.

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  • 1962, The Beatles made their second appearance on the Granada TV program ‘People and Places.’ Filmed in Manchester, they performed two songs, ‘Love Me Do’and ‘A Taste of Honey’.
  • 1962, The Beatles made their second appearance on the Granada TV program ‘People and Places.’ Filmed in Manchester, they performed two songs, ‘Love Me Do’and ‘A Taste of Honey’.
  • 1965, The Who released the single ‘My Generation’ in the UK. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and 13th on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll. It reached No. 2 in the UK, the Who’s highest charting single in their home country but only No. 74 in America.
  • 1967, Cream played two shows at the Saville Theatre in London, England, billed as “Sundays At The Saville”, The Bee Gees were appearing the following week.
  • 1971, Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer. He was three weeks shy of his 25th birthday.
  • 1983, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon marked its 491st week on the Billboard album chart in the US, surpassing the previous record holder, ‘Johnny’s Greatest Hits’ by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of list in October 1988, ‘Dark Side’ had set a record of 741 weeks on the chart.
  • 1984, American drummer Wells Kelly from Orleans and Meat Loaf died aged 45 after choking to death on his vomit. Had the 1976 US hit singles with Orleans, ‘Still The One’ and ‘Dance with Me.’
  • 1988, Dire Straits scored their fourth UK No.1 album with ‘Money For Nothing’.1991, Memphis City Council named interstate 55 through Jackson, The B.B. King Freeway.
  • 1996, Manchester band The Stone Roses split up. Singer Ian Brown said ‘having spent the last ten years in the filthiest business in the universe, it’s a pleasure to announce the end of The Stone Roses.’
  • 2000, Limp Bizkit started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Chocolate Starfish’.

2005, A set of waxwork heads of The Beatles from their Sgt. Pepper’s album cover sold for £81,500. The “pepperheads” were auctioned off after recently being discovered in a back room at London’s Madame Tussauds. They were used in 1967 by artist Sir Peter Blake in the backdrop of the “Lonely Hearts Club Band” album with the actual Beatles posing at the front.

  • 2007, Walk the Line, the film about the life of singer Johnny Cash  was voted the greatest music biopic in a poll. The film starred Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon as Cash and his wife June Carter as the country stars and won the actress an Oscar in 2006. It was followed by rapper Eminem’s 8 Mile, with Mozart’s life story Amadeus next and Ray, starring Jamie Foxx as musician Ray Charles, at number four. The most recent film in the top 10 was Joy Division biopic Control.
  • 2014, Phil Collins handed over his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum, calling the donation the end of a six-decade “journey”. “I’m 64,” he said of his fascination with the 1836 battle. “When I was five or six years old, this thing began.” Collins’ collection included a fringed leather pouch used by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie’s legendary knife.

Born on this day:

  • 1944, Born on this day, Denny Laine, The Moody Blues, (1965 UK No.1 & US No.10 single ‘Go Now’), Wings (1974 UK No.3 single ‘Band on The Run’ and 1977 UK No.1 single ‘Mull Of Kintyre’).
  • 1946, Born on this day, Peter Green, vocals, guitar, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, (replaced Eric Clapton), Fleetwood Mac, (1969 UK No.1 single ‘Albatross’, left in 1970).
  • 1951, Born on this day, David Paton, Pilot, (1975 UK No.1 single ‘January’).
  • 1954, Born on this day, Steve Luscombe, Blancmange, (1982 UK No.7 single ‘Living On The Ceiling’).
  • 1984, Born on this day, American musician, Chris Baio from Vampire Weekend. 2010 US & UK No.1 album, ‘Contra’ and the 2013 US No.1 album ‘Modern Vampires of the City’.

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