• October 20 in music history
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    On This Day, October 20 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 20 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day October 20 in 1960 -- Roy Orbison topped the UK Singles chart with ‘Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)’. 1962 -- Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Monster Mash’. 1962  – Jazz musicians Kenny Ball, Chris Barber, and Acker Bilk returned to No.1 in the UK on this day October 20 with their compilation album ‘The Best of Ball, Barber & Bilk’. 1969 -- John Lennon and Yoko Ono released their third and final experimental album ‘Wedding Album’ through Apple Records. The album wasn’t well-received and it failed to chart in the UK while in the US it barely made the…

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  • October 19 in music history
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    On This Day, October 19 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 19 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day October 19 in 1956  – With his rendition of ‘A Woman in Love’, Frankie Laine started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK Singles chart. 1958 -- Brenda Lee recorded the Johnny Marks penned song ‘Rocking’ Around the Christmas Tree’ which was released as a single later that year. It became one of the best-selling singles of all with over 25 million copies sold worldwide. 1961 -- Helen Shapiro hit number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘Walkin’ Back to Happiness’ for the first of three consecutive weeks on this day October 19 in music history. Also became a chart-topper in Ireland, New Zealand, Israel, and South…

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  • October 18 in music history
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    On This Day, October 18 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 18 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day October 18 in 1957 -- Paul McCartney played his first live gig with John Lennon‘s band The Quarry Men at the New Cubmoor Hall in Liverpool. The band later became known as The Beatles. 1966 -- The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their live debut at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France. The were the supporting act for Johnny Hallyday. 1969 -- The Temptations scored their second number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘I Can’t Get Next to You’ on this day October 18 in music history. 1969  – With his rendition of Burt Bacharach and Hal David‘s song ‘I’ll Never Fall in Love Again’, Bobbie Gentry topped the UK Singles chart.…

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  • October 17 in music history
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    On This Day, October 17 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 17 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day October 17 in 1960 -- The Drifters went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’. The song was a chart-topper in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa that year as well. In the UK it peaked at No.2. 1964  – With ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, Manfred Mann hit number one on the US singles chart for the first of two consecutive weeks. Also a chart-topper in Canada, Sweden, and the UK. 1964 -- The Rolling Stones released their second studio American album ’12 X 5′ on this day October 17 in music history. It peaked at No.3…

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  • October 16 in music history
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    On This Day, October 16 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 16 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day October 16 in 1959  – With his rendition of the 1928 song ‘Mack the Knife’, Bobby Darin hit number one on the UK Singles charts. 1968 -- The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their third and final studio album ‘Electric Ladyland’ through Reprise Records. It became the band’s highest-selling album and it peaked at No.1 in Canada and the US, while in the UK it reached No.6. 1972  – After thirteen years of rocking, two name changes, and seven studio albums, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) announced they were disbanding on this day October 16 in music history. 1973  – American jazz drummer, composer, and bandleader Eugene “Gene”…

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  • October 15 in music history
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    On This Day, October 15 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 15 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day October 15 in 1956 -- Little Richard recorded ‘Good Golly, Miss Molly’ which was released as a single in 1958 and reached No.4 in the US. 1957 -- Elvis Presley released his third studio and first Holiday album ‘Elvis’ Christmas Album’ through RCA Records. It topped the Billboard Best Selling Pop LPs for four weeks. 1964  – American composer and songwriter Cole Albert Porter died on this day October 15 in music history at the age of 73. 1966  – The Four Tops went to No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’. It also became a chart-topper in the UK. 1968 -- Stevie…

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  • October 14 in music history
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    On This Day, October 14 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 14 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day October 14 in 1955 -- Jimmy Young started a four-week run at number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘The Man From Laramie’. 1957 -- The Everly Brothers reached number one on the US Billboard Pop and Cash Box Best Selling Records chart with ‘Wake Up Little Susie’. 1967  – With his debut studio album ‘Ode to Billie Joe’, singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry topped the US Billboard 200 on this day October 14 in music history. 1969 -- Diana Ross and The Supremes released their version of ‘Someday We’ll Be Together’ which became a chart-topper on several charts in the US and UK. 1972 -- Michael Jackson scored his first number one single as a…

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  • October 13 in music history
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    On This Day, October 13 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 13 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day October 13 in 1963  – Over 15 million people tuned in to watch The Beatles perform on the UK TV variety show ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’ 1965  – Rock band The Who recorded ‘My Generation’ which was released as a single on 29 October. The single became an international hit and its now considered as one of the band’s signature songs. 1973 -- The Rolling Stones hit number one on the US Billboard 200 with their 13th studio album ‘Goats Head Soup’ for the first of four consecutive weeks on this day October 13 in music history. 1977  – R&B singer Shirley Brickley was murdered by…

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  • October 12 in music history
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    On This Day, October 12 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 12 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day October 12 in 1960 -- The Highwaymen topped the UK Singles chart with their rendition of the African-American spiritual song ‘Michael’ Row the Boat Ashore’. 1963  – With ‘Sugar Shack’, Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs started a five-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. 1968 -- Big Brother and the Holding Company hit No.1 on the US Billboard 200 chart with their second studio album ‘Cheap Thrills’ for the first of five consecutive weeks on this day October 12. 1968  – Pop rock band The Hollies scored their first and only number one album in the UK with ‘Hollies’ Greatest’ which topped the Albums chart for six…

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  • October 11 in music history
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    On This Day, October 11 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 11 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day October 11 in 1961 – Collegiate folk group The Highwaymen scored their first and only No.1 hit on the US singles chart with their version of the African-American work song ‘Michael Row the Boat Ashore’. 1962  – A week after the song’s release, The Beatles made their debut on the UK singles chart with ‘Love Me Do’. The record peaked at No.17 in Britain while in the US it wasn’t released until two years later in 1964 when it instantly became a No.1 hit. 1967  – The Bee Gees started a four-week run at number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘Massachusetts’ on…

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