Singles Released This Week (October 15 – 21)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side)

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


October 15
1960 • The Miracles • “Shop Around” • Soul – Motown • Hi! We’re The Miracles • “Who’s Lovin’ You”
1968 • Stevie Wonder • “For Once In My Life” • Soul – Motown • For Once In My Life • “Angie Girl”
1969 • The Kinks • “Victoria” • British Rock • Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) • “Mr. Churchill Says”
1970 • The Supremes • “Stoned Love” • Soul – Motown • Shine On Me • “Shine On Me”
1971 • The Who • “Let’s See Action” [UK] • British Rock • [Single] • “When I Was A Boy”
1972 • The Isley Brothers • “Work To Do” • Soul-Funk • Brother, Brother, Brother • “Beautiful”
1973 • Elton John • “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” • Pop-Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Screw You”
1984 • The Cars • “Hello Again” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbreak City • “Hello Again” [Dub Version]
1988 • Duran Duran • “I Don’t Want Your Love” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “I Don’t Want Your Love” [Album Version]


October 16
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)” [UK] • Holiday Rock n Roll • Elvis Sings Christmas Songs [EP] • “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
1974 • The Supremes • “Baby Love” [UK] • Soul – Pop • Where Did Our Love Go? • “Ask Any Girl”
1984 • R.E.M. • “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” • Jangle Pop-Rock • Reckoning • “Catapult” [Live]
1989 • Prince With Sheena Easton • “The Arms Of Orion” • Dance-Pop • Batman • “I Love U In Me”
1995 • The Human League • “Don’t You Want Me” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Greatest Hits • “Don’t You Want Me” [Snap! Remix]
1995 • Everything But The Girl • “Missing [Todd Terry Remix]” • Alt Rock/Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Missing” [Remix]


October 17
1961 • The Tokens • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” • Doo Wop • The Lion Sleeps Tonight • “Tina”
1969 • The Band • “Up On Cripple Creek” • Roots Rock • The Band • “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
1971 • The Temptations • “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)” • Soul – Motown • Solid Rock • “Gonna Keep on Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love”
1977 • Slade • “My Baby Left Me/That’s Alright Mama” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “O.H.M.S.”
1983 • Duran Duran • “Union Of The Snake” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Seven And The Ragged Tiger • “Secret Oktober”
1984 • The Go-Go’s • “Turn To You” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talk Show • “I’m With You”
1989 • Kiss • “Hide Your Heart” • Hard Rock • Hot In The Shade • “Betrayed”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “Living In Danger” • Europop/Reggae • Happy Nation • “Living In Danger” [D House Mix]
1994 • Pink Floyd • “High Hopes” • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • “Marooned”


October 18
1968 • Jimi Hendrix • “All Along The Watchtower” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Electric Ladyland • “Long Hot Summer Night”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Letting Go” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “You Gave Me The Answer”
1977 • Rush • “Closer To The Heart” • Arena Rock • A Farewell To Kings • “Madrigal”
1982 • Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney • “The Girl Is Mine” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Can’t Get Outta the Rain”
1984 • Bryan Adams • “Run To You” • Pop-Rock • Reckless • “I’m Ready”
1990 • C+C Music Factory • “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” [Radio Version] • Dance-Pop • Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) • “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” [Instrumental]
1994 • Eagles • “Get Over It” • Country-Rock • Hell Freezes Over • “Get Over It” [Live]


October 19
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Paralyzed” • Rock n Roll • Elvis [EP] • [None]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Love Me” • Rock n Roll • Elvis [EP] • [None]
1966 • The Miracles • “(Come ‘Round Here) I’m The One You Need” • Soul – Pop • Away We A Go-Go • “Save Me”
1967 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “I Second That Emotion” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “You Must Be Love”
1970 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” • Folk-Rock • After The Gold Rush • “Birds”
1984 • A-ha • “Take On Me” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Hunting High And Low • “Love Is Reason”
1987 • Rush • “Time Stand Still” • Prog/Art Rock • Hold Your Fire • “High Water”
1998 • Cher • “Believe” • Dance-Pop • Believe • “Believe” [Alt Mix]


October 20
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Maybe I’m A Fool” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “All Night Long” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Sweet Lover”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Won’t Be Long” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Love Is The Only Thing”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Who Needs You?” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Right Now”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Today I Sing The Blues” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “(Blue) By Myself”
1964 • The Yardbirds • “Good Morning Little School Girl” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “I Ain’t Got You”
1967 • The Byrds • “Change Is Now” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • [B-Side]
1967 • The Byrds • “Goin’ Back” • Folk-Rock/Baroque Pop • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • “Change Is Now”
1969 • John Lennon • “Cold Turkey” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)” [Yoko Ono]
1978 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Radio Radio” • New Wave Pop-Rock • This Year’s Model • “Tiny Steps”
1980 • John Lennon • “(Just Like) Starting Over” • Pop-Rock • Double Fantasy • “Kiss Kiss Kiss”
1986 • Duran Duran • “Notorious” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Notorious • “Winter Marches On”
1989 • 10,000 Maniacs • “You Happy Puppet” • Folk-Rock • Blind Man’s Zoo • “Gun Shy” [Acoustic Version]
1998 • U2 • “Sweetest Thing” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Where The Streets Have No Name • “Stories For Boys” [Live]


October 21
1958 • Elvis Presley • “I Got Stung” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1958 • Elvis Presley • “One Night” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “I Got Stung”
1966 • The Yardbirds • “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Psycho Daisies”
1973 • Albert Hammond • “It Never Rains In Southern California” • Pop-Rock • It Never Rains In Southern California • “Anyone Here in the Audience”
1974 • Queen • “Killer Queen” • Glam Rock • Sheer Heart Attack • “Flick Of The Wrist”
1977 • The Jam • “The Modern World” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • This Is The Modern World • “Sweet Soul Music/Back in My Arms Again/Bricks and Mortar””
1978 • The Jam • “Down In The Tube Station At Midnight” • Punk/Mod Revival • All Mod Cons • “So Sad About Us”
1980 • Bruce Springsteen • “Hungry Heart” • Heartland Rock • The River • “Held Up Without A Gun”
1986 • Janet Jackson • “Control” • Dance-Pop • Control • “Fast Girls / Pretty Boy”
1991 • U2 • “The Fly” • Dance-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk/Korova 1”
1991 • Genesis • “No Son Of Mine” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Living Forever”
1996 • Toni Braxton • “Un-Break My Heart” • Soul Ballad • Secrets • “Un-Break My Heart” [Spanish Version]
1997 • Donna Lewis & Richard Marx • “At The Beginning” • Adult Contemporary Pop • Anastasia Original Soundtrack [Sndtrk] • “At The Beginning” [Instrumental]

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Albums Released This Week (October 15 – 21)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


October 15
1957 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Christmas Album ► Rock n Roll
1962 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda, That’s All ► Country-Pop
1965 ● Manfred Mann —— Mann Made [UK] ► Folk-Pop
1966 ● Otis Redding —— Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul ► Memphis Soul
1969 ● Yes —— Yes ► Prog Rock
1970 ● The Jackson 5 —— Jackson 5 Christmas Album ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● The Band —— Moondog Matinee ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Mystery To Me ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Neil Young —— Time Fades Away ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Toto —— Toto ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Donna Summer —— On The Radio ► Disco
1982 ● Richard & Linda Thompson —— Shoot Out The Lights ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Ultravox —— Quartet ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Julian Lennon —— Valotte ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● XTC —— The Big Express ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● Elton John —— Leather Jackets ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Motörhead —— Nö Sleep At All ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Ride —— Nowhere ► Dream Pop/Shoegazing
1990 ● Morrissey —— Bona Drag ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin Remasters ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Dramarama —— Vinyl ► Alt Hard Rock
1991 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Warren Zevon —— Mr. Bad Exmaple ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Corrosion Of Conformity —— Wiseblood ► Heavy Metal/Stoner Metal
1996 ● Counting Crows —— Recovering The Satellites ► AA Pop-Rock
1996 ● Dio —— Angry Machines ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Korn —— Life Is Peachy ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
1996 ● Motörhead —— Overnight Sensation ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Phish —— Billy Breathes ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1996 ● Bad Company —— Stories Told & Untold ► Hard Rock
1996 ● The Monkees —— Justus ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● The Tubes —— Genius Of America ► Alt. Rock
1997 ● In Flames —— Whoracle ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2001 ● The Church —— Singsongs/Remote Luxury/Persia ► Alt. Power Pop
2002 ● Tracy Chapman —— Let It Rain ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Alison Moyet —— The Turn ► AA Pop-Rock
2013 ● Pearl Jam —— Lightning Bolt ► Hard Rock


October 16
1964 ● The Supremes —— A Bit Of Liverpool ► Soul – Motown
1965 ● Cher —— All I Really Want To Do ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Brenda Lee —— Reflections In Blue ► Country-Pop
1968 ● Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1969 ● Three Dog Night —— Captured Live At The Forum ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1973 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Live In Europe ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Aretha Franklin —— You ► Soul
1976 ● Thin Lizzy —— Johnny The Fox ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Elton John —— A Single Man ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Eurythmics —— In The Garden ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1983 ● Thin Lizzy —— Life Live ► Hard Rock
1985 ● ZZ Top —— Afterburner ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Masque ► British Rock
1989 ● All About Eve —— Scarlet And Other Stories ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Goth Pop
1989 ● Erasure —— Wild! ► Alt. Dance
1989 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Hold Me Up ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
1990 ● Paul Simon —— The Rhythm Of The Saints ► Folk-Pop
1992 ● Buju Banton —— Stamina Daddy ► Dancehall Reggae
1995 ● Cast —— All Change ► Britpop
1995 ● Natalie Cole —— I’ve Got Love On My Mind ► Soul-Pop
1995 ● Suggs —— The Lone Ranger ► Reggae-Pop/Ska
1995 ● Tears For Fears —— Raoul And The Kings Of Spain ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2000 ● All Saints —— Saints & Sinners ► Electronic Dance-Pop
2000 ● Cocteau Twins —— Stars And Topsoil ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Faithless —— Back To Mine ► Trip-Hop
2000 ● Kylie Minogue —— Hits+ ► Dance-Pop
2001 ● Michael McDonald —— In The Spirit: A Christmas Album ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2001 ● New Order —— Get Ready ► Alt Pop-Rock
2001 ● Journey —— The Essential Journey ► AOR Rock
2001 ● John Mellencamp —— Cuttin’ Heads ► Roots Rock
2001 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Down To Earth ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Gov’t Mule —— Mighty High ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2007 ● Aretha Franklin —— Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul ► Soul
2007 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Live ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2007 ● Various Artists —— Borrowed Tunes II: A Tribute To Neil Young ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Donald Fagen —— Sunken Condos ► Jazz-Rock
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Light The Fuse (Live 2005) ► Blues-Rock
2016 ● Leonard Cohen —— You Want It Darker ► Soft Rock


October 17
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— 12X5 ► Rock n Roll
1966 ● The Cryan’ Shames —— Sugar & Spice ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Easybeats —— Vigil ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1970 ● The Jazz Crusaders —— Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes ► Jazz Fusion
1975 ● Little Feat —— The Last Record Album ► Southern Rock
1977 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Street Survivors ► Southern Rock
1980 ● Dire Straits —— Making Movies ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Doors —— Alive, She Cried ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Various Artists —— The Blasting Concept Vol. 2 ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Stacey Q —— Better Than Heaven ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● The Waterboys —— Fisherman’s Blues ► Folk-Rock/Celtic
1988 ● Steve Earle —— Copperhead Road ► Alt. Country
1988 ● R.E.M. —— Eponymous ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Kate Bush —— The Sensual World ► Prog Rock
1989 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Runaway Horses ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Stacey Lattisaw —— What You Need ► Quiet Storm
1989 ● Yngwie Malmsteen —— Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Suicidal Tendencies —— Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit…Déjà Vu ► Punk Metal
1989 ● Billy Joel —— Storm Front ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Kiss —— Hot In The Shade ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Skyclad —— The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth ► Heavy Metal/Folk Metal
1994 ● Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy [UK] ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Luis Miguel —— El Concierto ► Latin Pop
1995 ● Steely Dan —— Alive In America ► Jazz-Rock
2000 ● 2Pac —— The Rose That Grew From Concrete ► Spoken Word Rap
2000 ● David Coverdale —— Into The Light ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Limp Bizkit —— Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water ► Rap-Metal
2000 ● The Specials —— Skinhead Girl ► Ska Revival
2006 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Wintersong ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Troy Shondell —— This Time: The Best of Troy Shondell ► Swamp Pop
2006 ● The Tragically Hip —— World Container ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Aerosmith —— Devil’s Got A New Disguise – The Very Best Of Aerosmith ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Chris Isaak —— Live In Australia ► Adult Contemporary
2009 ● Rod Stewart —— Soulbook ► Soul-Pop
2014 ● Manfred Mann —— Lone Arranger ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2014 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics ► Soul/Disco


October 18
1971 ● Cactus —— Restrictions ► Hard Rock
1974 ● The Rolling Stones —— It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● The Jacksons —— Goin’ Places ► Soul/disco
1980 ● Elton John —— The Very Best Of Elton John ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Hawkwind —— Sonic Attack ► Heavy Metal
1983 ● Carpenters —— Voice Of The Heart ► Easy Listening
1983 ● Hall & Oates —— Rock ‘N’ Soul Part !: Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Frank Zappa —— Them Or Us ► Art Rock
1985 ● The Cult —— Love ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival
1988 ● Sonic Youth —— Daydream Nation ► Indie Rock
1988 ● Paul Simon —— Negotiations And Love Songs 1971 – 1986 ► Folk-Pop
1988 ● Martika —— Martika ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● Duran Duran —— Big Thing ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1989 ● The Bangles —— Everything ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● The Smithereens —— 11 ► College Rock
1992 ● Insane Clown Posse —— Carnival Of Carnage ► Indie/Midwest Hip Hop
1993 ● Carcass —— Heartwork [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1993 ● Cocteau Twins —— Four-Calendar Café ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Iron Maiden —— A Real Dead One ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Kenny G —— Montage ► Jazz-Pop
1994 ● The Go-Go’s —— Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● B*Witched —— Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group
1999 ● Westlife —— Flying Without Wings ► Teen Pop/Boy Band
2000 ● Alcazar —— Casino ► Euro Dance-Pop
2001 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Brussels Affair ’73 ► Blues-Rock
2004 ● Simple Minds —— Our Secrets Are The Same ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2004 ● Simple Minds —— Silver Box ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2005 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled ► Roots Rock
2005 ● Bryan Adams —— Anthology ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Depeche Mode —— Playing The Angel ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2005 ● Rod Stewart —— Thanks For The Memories: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV ► Traditional Pop
2005 ● Supertramp —— Retrospectacle – The Supertramp Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock
2005 ● Stevie Wonder —— A Time To Love ► Pop-Soul
2010 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Soulsville ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 4 ► Glam Rock
2011 ● Jane’s Addiction —— The Great Escape Artist ► Alt. Rock
2011 ● Chris Isaak —— Beyond The Sun ► Adult Contemporary
2013 ● Poliça —— Shulamith ► Dream Pop


October 19
1956 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Rock n Roll
1956 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— Here We Go Again! ► Folk-Pop
1959 ● Ray Charles —— What’d I Say ► Soul
1964 ● Brenda Lee —— Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1964 ● The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys Concert ► Pop-Rock
1964 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Wednesday Morning, 3 AM ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● Cass Elliott —— Dream A Little Dream ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock
1970 ● The Shadows —— Shades Of Rock ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll
1972 ● The James Gang —— Straight Shooter ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Last Days And Time ► Soul-Funk
1973 ● The Who —— Quadrophenia ► British Rock
1973 ● The Wailers —— Burnin’ ► Roots Reggae
1973 ● America —— Hat Trick ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● David Bowie —— Pin Ups ► Glam Rock
1979 ● The Specials —— The Specials ► Ska
1979 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Damn The Torpedoes ► Album Rock
1979 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Tusk ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Prince —— Prince ► Funk
1979 ● Styx —— Cornerstone ► Prog/Art Rock
1981 ● INXS —— Underneath The Colours ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Fates Warning —— The Sprectre Within ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● INXS —— Kick ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1988 ● Roxette —— Look Sharp! ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Salt-N-Pepa —— Blacks’ Magic ► Pop-Rap
1990 ● The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Cure —— Mixed Up ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Mötley Crüe —— Decade Of Decadence ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Julian Cope —— Jehovahkill ► Alt Pop-Rock
1993 ● Pearl Jam —— Vs. ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Black Moon —— Enta Da Stage ► East Coast Rap
1993 ● PJ Harvey —— 4-Track Demos ► Indie Rock
1993 ● Alexis Korner —— Mellow Yellow ► Blues-Rock
1993 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Makin’ It Real ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Rush —— Counterparts ► Arena Rock
1993 ● Santana —— Sacred Fire: Live From South America ► Jazz Fusion
1993 ● The Zombies —— New World ► Art Rock
1994 ● Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 2) ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Idlewild —— Hope Is Important ► Post-Hardcore
1998 ● Billie Piper —— Honey To The B ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Natalie Cole —— The Magic Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop
1999 ● Gin Blossoms —— Outside Looking In: The Best Of The Gin Blossoms ► Power Pop
1999 ● Ringo Starr —— I Wanna Be Santa Clus ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Three Dog Night —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2004 ● Peter Cetera —— You Just Gotta Love Christmas ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Jimmy Eat World —— Futures ► Post-Grunge
2004 ● Twisted Sister —— Still Hungry ► Hair Metal
2004 ● John Mellencamp —— Words & Music: John Mellencamp’s Greatest Hits ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico —— Le Bataclan ’72 ► Art Rock
2004 ● Rod Stewart —— Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3 ► Traditional Pop
2004 ● Three Dog Night —— 35th Anniversary Hits Collection ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2010 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Bob Dylan —— The Original Mono Recordings ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Elton John & Leon Russell —— The Union ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Rod Stewart —— Fly Me To The Moon: The Great American Songbook Volume V ► Traditional Pop


October 20
1964 ● Elvis Presley —— Roustabout ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Wedding Album ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas ► Rock n Roll
1973 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton’s Camel ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Peter Frampton —— Somethin’s Happening ► Arena Rock
1975 ● B. J. Thomas —— Reunion ► Country-Pop
1980 ● U2 —— Boy ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Damned —— The Black Album ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● Donna Summer —— The Wanderer ► Disco
1981 ● The Human League —— Dare! ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1981 ● Quarterflash —— Quarterflash ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Oak Ridge Boys —— Deliver ► Country-Pop
1986 ● Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Liverpool ► New Wave Club/Dance
1989 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Pretty Hate Machine ► Industrial Metal
1992 ● Kenny G —— Breathless ► Jazz-Pop
1992 ● Keith Richards —— Main Offender ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Elton John —— Rare Masters ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Madonna —— Erotica ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● The Sea And Cake —— The Sea And Cake ► Indie Rock/Experimental
1997 ● Gary Numan —— Exile [UK] ► Industrial Rock
1998 ● Crucial Conflict —— Good Side, Bad Side ► Chicago Rap
1998 ● George Martin —— In My Life ► Beatles Retrospective
1998 ● Ringo Starr —— VH1 Storytellers ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Aerosmith —— A Little South Of Sanity ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Black Sabbath —— Reunion ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Heart —— Heart Presents A Lovemonger’s Christmas ► Holiday Rock
1998 ● Kansas —— King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock
2002 ● The Human League —— The Golden Hour Of The Future: Recordings By The Future And The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2006 ● The Clash —— Singles Box ► Punk
2008 ● AC/DC —— Black Ice ► Hard Rock
2009 ● Timothy B. Schmit —— Expando ► Country-Rock
2009 ● Leonard Cohen —— Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 ► Soft Rock


October 21
1966 ● Manfred Mann —— As Is ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Bob Dylan —— New Morning ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Stevie Wonder —— Greatest Hits Volume 2 ► Pop-R&B
1975 ● Mike Oldfield —— Ommadawn ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion
1977 ● Meat Loaf —— Bat Out Of Hell ► Arena Rock
1977 ● The Beatles —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Genesis —— Seconds Out ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Bobby And The Midnites —— Bobby & The Midnights ► Country-Rock
1985 ● Simple Minds —— Once Upon A Time ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1985 ● Jethro Tull —— Original Masters ► Prog Rock
1986 ● “Weird Al” Yankovic —— Polka Party! ► Comedy/Parody
1987 ● Steve Winwood —— Chronicles ► Album Rock
1988 ● Tiffany —— Hold An Old Friend’s Hand ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Don Dokken —— Up From The Ashes ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
1991 ● Carcass —— Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1997 ● Artension —— Phoenix Rising ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal
1997 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Shou;d God Forget: Retrospective ► Post-Punk New Wave
1997 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Bosnia ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Yes —— Keys To Ascension 2 ► Prog Rock
2003 ● The Cryan’ Shames —— Very Best Of The Cryan’ Shames ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Live At The Atlanta International Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Eagles —— The Very Best Of ► Country-Rock
2003 ● Little Feat —— Kickin’ It At The Barn ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Van Morrison —— What’s Wrong With This Picture? ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Rush —— Rush In Rio ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● Bob Dylan —— Pure Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Bob Dylan —— The Real Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● Motörhead —— Aftershock ► Heavy Metal
2014 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Five ► Roots Rock

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This Week’s Birthdays (October 14 – 20)

Happy Birthday this week to:

October 14
1926 ● Bill Justis / (William Everett Justis, Jr.) → Record company music director, arranger and film score composer (Smokey And The Bandit, 1977), co-wrote and played saxophone on his one hit wonder pioneer instrumental rock n’ roll song “Raunchy” (#2, 1957), died of cancer on 7/15/1982, age 55
1930 ● Robert Parker → New Orleans R&B/soul and rock ‘n’ roll singer and saxophonist, sessions for Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe and others, then one hit wonder solo career, “Barefootin'” (#7, 1966)
1940 ● Cliff Richard / (Harry Rodger Webb) → The “Brit Elvis” and biggest selling artist of all time in the UK, early rock n’ roll star, “Move It” (UK #2, 1958) credited as the first rock ‘n’ roll song from outside the U.S., then migrated to MOR pop and light rock, “Devil Woman” (#6, UK #9, 1976) plus over 100 UK Top 40 hits, TV actor
1942 ● Billy Harrison → Backing vocals and guitar for the early lineups of Irish garage-rock, proto-punk Them, “Gloria” (#71, 1966)
1945 ● Bomber Hodgkinson / (Colin Hodgkinson) → Jazz-rock bassist, co-founded 70s bass-centric fusion trio Back Door, session work for Jan Hammer, Alexis Korner, the Spencer Davis Group, Whitesnake and others
1946 ● Dan McCafferty → Founding member and lead singer of Scottish hard rock Nazareth, “Love Hurts” (#8, 1976), has appeared on all Nazareth albums plus two solo LPs
1946 ● David Justin Hayward → Guitar and vocals for prog rock then pop-rock The Moody Blues, wrote “Nights In White Satin” (#2, 1967) and “Your Wildest Dreams” (#9, 1986), still touring in 2011
1947 ● Norman Harris → R&B/Philly soul guitarist, founding member of MFSB, producer for multiple R&B/soul groups including The Delfonics and The Trammps, co-wrote hits for Gloria Gaynor, Wilson Pickett, the Spinners and others as part of the Baker-Harris-Young songwriting team, died of a heart attack on 3/20/1987, age 39
1948 ● Ivory Tilmon → Vocals in R&B/soul brother act The Detroit Emeralds, “Feel The Need In Me” (R&B #22, 1973)
1948 ● Marcia Barrett → West Indian vocalist in R&B/disco Euro-dance Boney M, “Rivers Of Babylon” (#30, UK #1, 1978)
1952 ● Chris Amoo → Vocals for Brit Northern soul/funk quartet The Real Thing, “You To Me Are Everything” (#64, UK #1, 1976)
1958 ● Thomas Dolby / (Thomas Morgan Robertson) → Multi-instrumentalist New Wave synth-pop singer and composer, “She Blinded Me With Science” (#5, 1982), also member of Camera Club and the Lene Lovich band, producer for Joni Mitchell, Prefab Sprout and others, developed the RMF downloadable file format and Beatnik mobile phone software
1959 ● Antimo Rivetti → Manager for Brit teen-pop blue-eyed soul Curiosity Killed The Cat, “Down To Earth” (UK #3, 1986)
1959 ● A.J. Pero / (Anthony Jude Pero) → Drummer for heavy metal Twisted Sister, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (#21, 1983), continued to perform with the band until his death from a heart attack on 3/20/2015, age 55
1965 ● Karyn White → Contemporary R&B/pop singer, “Superwoman” (#8, 1988), now an interior design and real estate consultant
1974 ● Natalie Maines / (Natalie Maines Pasdar) → Singer, songwriter and guitarist for country-rock girl group Dixie Chicks, “Not Ready To Make Nice” (#4, 2006) plus Grammy Album of the Year Taking The Long Way (2006)
1975 ● Shaznay Lewis → Singer in Brit dance-pop-rock all-girl quartet All Saints, “Never Ever” (#4, 1998)
1978 ● Usher Raymond → The reigning “King of R&B,” Grammy-winning pop-soul singer, songwriter, dancer and actor, “Nice & Slow” (#1, 1998) plus 13 other Top 10 singles and three #1 albums

October 15
1925 ● Mickey “Guitar” Baker / (McHouston Baker) → Highly influential but little known 50s session guitarist at Atlantic Records, bridged R&B and rock ‘n’ roll as a backing guitarist, plus solo and duo Mickey & Sylvia, “Love Is Strange” (#11, 1957)
1935 ● Barry McGuire → One hit wonder folk-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, “Eve Of Destruction” (#1, 1965), switched to Christian/gospel in the 70s
1938 ● Marv Johnson → Early Motown R&B/soul vocalist, “You Got What It Takes” (#10, 1959) and three other Top 40 hits between 1959 and 1961, moved into sales and promotion with Motown and sister labels, died from a stroke on 5/16/1993, age 54
1938 ● Fela Kuti / (Olufela Ransome-Kuti) → Nigerian multi-instrumentalist singer, arranger, political activist and pioneer World music artist as inventor of the Afro-beat, used his influence and music to criticize his homeland’s authoritarian regimes while introducing a blend of James Brown funk with jazz and traditional African rhythms, sold millions of records in Africa and elsewhere despite near-constant government repression, died from complications of AIDS on 8/3/1997, age 58
1939 ● Tommy Gough / (Talmadge Gough) → Vocals for biracial R&B/doo wop The Crests, “Sixteen Candles” (#2, 1959), quit the group about 1970 and faded into obscurity, died of throat cancer on 8/24/2014. age 74
1942 ● Chris Andrews / (Christopher Frederick Andrews) → Pop-rock singer and songwriter, “Yesterday Man” (UK #3, 1965), wrote six UK Top 10 hits for Adam Faith and Sandie Shaw in the mid-60s,
1942 ● Don Stevenson → Drummer, singer and songwriter for 60s San Francisco folk-roots-psych rock Moby Grape, “Omaha” (#88, 1967), continues to appear with the band, issued his first solo album (King Of The Fools) in 2010
1946 ● Richard Carpenter → Keyboards and vocals with sister Karen in AM pop/adult contemporary duo The Carpenters, “Close To You” (#1, 1970)
1948 ● Chris De Burgh / (Christopher John Davison) → Light pop-rock/adult contemporary singer, songwriter and keyboardist, “Lady in Red” (#3, 1986)
1948 ● Yo Yo Jaramillo / (Joe Jaramillo) → Founding member and vocals for pioneering “East Side Sound” of L.A. Mexican-American one hit wonder brown-eyed-soul/garage rock quartet Cannibal And The Headhunters (“Land Of A Thousand Dances,” #30, 1965), died from liver disease on 5/24/2000, age 51
1948 ● Lance Dickerson → Drummer for country-rock/boogie/swing bar band Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, “Hot Rod Lincoln” (#9, 1972), worked with various incarnations of the band through the 90s, died on 11/10/2003, age 55
1951 ● Frank DiMino → Lead vocals for flamboyant, mostly-image glam-rock Angel, a Kiss-wannabe band with eight studio and live albums and a cult following but little commercial success, left in 1981, reunited with several original members in the 90s and currently plays in classic rock cover bands in Las Vegas
1953 ● Tito Jackson / (Toriano Jackson) → Vocals and lead guitarist in R&B/pop-soul sibling act The Jackson 5, “I Want You Back” (#1, 1970)
1955 ● Vanessa Briscoe Hay → Co-founding member and lead vocalist for Athens, GA-based seminal post-punk college rock Pylon, “Gyrate” (Dance/Club #41, 1981), later with other local groups
1956 ● Chris Lacklison → Keyboards for glam pop-rock Kenny, “The Bump” (UK #3, 1975)
1962 ● David Stead → Drummer in alt pop-rock The Beautiful South, “A Little Time” (UK #1, 1990)
1962 ● Mark Reznicek → Drummer in post-grunge alt rock Toadies, “Possum Kingdom” (Modern Rock #4, 1995)
1963 ● Jay Bennett → Guitarist, songwriter and producer for alt country-rock Wilco, “Outtasite (Outta Mind)” (Mainstream Rock #22, 1997), solo, sessions and collaborations, died from an accidental overdose of painkillers on 5/24/2009, age 45
1966 ● Douglas Vipond → Drummer in Scottish indie pop-rock Deacon Blue, “Real Gone Kid” (UK #8, 1988)
1970 ● Ginuwine / (Elgin Baylor Lumpkin) → Hip-hop soul crooner, “Differences” (#4, 2001) and five other Top 40 singles
1984 ● Shayne Ward → Contemporary pop singer and winner of the 2005 UK TV series The X Factor, “That’s My Goal” (UK #1, 2005)

October 16
1903 ● Big Joe Williams / (Joe Williams) → Delta blues guitarist and songwriter best known for being the first to adapt and record “Baby, Please Don’t Go” (1935), which has since become a blues standard with recordings by The Orioles (R&B #8, 1952), Themm (UK #10, 1964), Paul Revere & The Raiders (1966), Amboy Dukes (#106, 1968), AC/DC (AUS #10, 1973) and Aerosmith (2004), among others, died on 12/17/1982, age 79
1922 ● Max Bygraves / (Walter William Bygraves) → Brit comedian, actor, variety show performer and pop singer with 12 UK Top 10 hits in the 50s, including “Meet Me On The Corner” (UK #2, 1955), but couldn’t withstand the onslaught of Beatlemania in the 60s and turned to hosting TV programs though the 80s, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on 8/31/2012, age 89
1923 ● Bert Kaempfert / (Berthold Kämpfert) → German easy listening/adult pop orchestra leader and composer, “Wonderful By Night” (#1, 1961), wrote songs covered by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and many others, produced the first Beatles recording session with Tony Sheridan,, died after a stroke on 6/21/1980, age 56
1937 ● Emile Ford / (Emile Sweetman) → West Indian-born singer, musician and frontman for pre-Beatles pop-rock The Checkmates, “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?” (UK #1 ,1959), short solo career and then record producer
1938 ● Nico / (Christa Päffgen) → German singer, model and vocals for proto-punk The Velvet Underground, “Femme Fatale” (1967), then proto-goth/folk-rock solo career, suffered a brain hemorrhage in a bicycling accident and died on 7/18/1988, age 49
1942 ● Dave Lovelady → Drummer and singer for Merseybeat pop-rock The Fourmost, “A Little Loving” (UK #6, 1964)
1943 ● C.F. Turner / (Charles Frederick Turner) → Bass and vocals for Canadian pop-rockers Bachman-Turner Overdrive, “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” (#1, 1974), the only member to play on every album the band released over 25 years
1945 ● Roger Hawkins → Drummer, session musician and founding member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (also known as The Swampers), the renowned studio musician ensemble that recorded hundreds of songs and albums at Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama, including hits by The Staple Singers, Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wilson Pickett and countless others
1947 ● Bob Weir / (Robert Hall Oparber) → Founding member, rhythm guitarist, singer and songwriter for rock’s longest, strangest trip Grateful Dead, “Sugar Magnolia” (#91, 1973) and “Touch Of Grey” (#9, 1987), solo, bandleader for Kingfish, Ratdog and Bobby & The Midnites, member of Grateful Dead spinoff The Other Ones
1952 ● Boogie Mosson / (Cordell Mosson) → Bassist for the Parliament-Funkadelic (“P-Funk”) collective of soul/funk bands and their flamboyant costumes, “One Nation Under A Groove” (#31, 1978), toured with P-Funk variations through 2011, died from liver failure on 4/18/2013, age 60
1953 ● Tony Carey → Keyboardist in early lineup of hard rock Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, founder and frontman for space rock Planet P Project, “Why Me?” (Mainstream Rock #4, 1983) and solo, “A Fine, Fine Day” (#22, 1984), producer for Jennifer Rush, Joe Cocker, Mark Knopfler and others
1955 ● Mimi Lennon / (Miriam Theresa Lennon) → Joined her older sisters in 1999 to replace a retiring Peggy in semi-religious pop vocal quartet The Lennon Sisters (“Tonight You Belong To Me,” #15, 1956), continues to record and perform as a trio in the 10s
1956 ● “Chaka B” / (Brinsley Forde) → Child TV actor (Here Come The Double Deckers and Please Sir! in the early 70s) turned founding member, guitarist and vocalist in long-lived roots reggae Aswad (Arabic for “black”), “Don’t Turn Around” (UK #1, 1988), one of the most popular and successful Brit reggae bands, left the band in 1996 but continued to perform with other accts and on BBC television
1959 ● Gary Kemp → Guitar and keyboards for New Romantic pop-rock Spandau Ballet, “True” (#4, 1983) plus 16 other UK top 40 singles
1960 ● Bob Mould → Frontman, guitarist and songwriter for post-punk alt rock trio Hüsker Dü, “Makes No Sense At All” (1985), light rock solo career, “See A Little Light” (Modern Rock #4, 1989), founded and fronted alt rock Sugar, “If I Can’t Change Your Mind” (UK #30, 1992)
1962 ● Flea / (Michael Peter Balzary) → Bass and vocals for funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Californication” (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1965 ● Simon Bartholomew → Founding member, guitar and vocals for acid-jazz/funk The Brand New Heavies, “Sometimes” (UK #11, 1997)
1967 ● Jason Everman → Rock guitarist and vocalist with brief stints in 1989 as second guitarist for premier grunge rock Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (#6, 1992) and 1990 as interim bassist in seminal grunge rock group Soundgarden, “Black Hole Sun” (Mainstream Rock #1, 1994) before both groups became superstars, left to join other marginally successful grunge bands, eventually joined the U.S. Army Special Forces and became a decorated Afghan and Iraqi war hero, now a G.I. Bill graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in Philosophy
1969 ● Wendy Wilson → Vocals for pop-rock all-girl offspring trio Wilson Phillips, “Release Me” (#1, 1990), daughter of The Beach Boys Brian Wilson
1977 ● John Mayer → Light pop-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist, won 2003 Grammy Award for “Your Body Is A Wonderland” (#18, Adult Top 40 #3, 2002)

October 17
1909 ● Cozy Cole / (William Randolph Cole) → Journeyman but highly regarded jazz-pop and swing drummer from 1930 through the 70s, his instrumental “Topsy, Pt. 2” (#3, R&B #1, 1958) was the first drum solo recording to chart, died from cancer on 1/29/1981, age 71
1923 ● Barney Kessel → Highly accomplished, in-demand jazz-pop-rock guitarist and sessionman over a 50 year career, first as a member of several Big Bands, later as a touring guitarist with several big-name ensembles, and as a member of the acclaimed Wrecking Crew group of first call L.A. studio musicians, played behind The Beach Boyss, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Natalie Cole and many others, sidelined by a stroke in 1992 and died from an inoperable brain tumor on 5/6/2004, age 80
1933 ● Soeur Sourie / (Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers) → Belgian-born one hit wonder folk-pop singer and guitarist, as the “Singing Nun” recorded “Dominique” (#1, 1963), died after ingesting an overdose of sleeping pills in a suicide pact with a girlfriend on 3/29/1985, age 51
1934 ● Rico Rodriguez / (Emmanuel Rodriguez) → Jamaican trombonist with ska revival The Specials, “Ghost Town” (UK #1, 1981), solo and sessions
1935 ● Michael Eavis → English dairy farmer who founded the Glastonbury Festival in 1970 and on whose land the music festival has occurred annually for over 40 years
1941 ● Alan Howard → Bassist for British Invasion pop-rock The Tremeloes, “Silence Is Golden” (#11, UK #1, 1967)
1941 ● Jim Seals → Guitar, violin, vocals and songwriting in 70s light pop-rock duo Seals & Crofts, “Summer Breeze” (#6, 1972) and “Diamond Girl” (#6, 1973)
1942 ● Gary Puckett → Lead vocals and frontman for pop-rock Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, “Young Girl” (#2, 1968), followed with a modest solo career and now tours with a new lineup of the band
1944 ● Carole Cookie Cole / (Carole “Cookie” Cole) → Music producer, stage, film and TV actress, adopted daughter of jazz-pop singer Nat King Cole and adopted sister of soul-pop diva Natalie Cole, starred in multiple motion pictures including The Silencers (1967) and The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three (1974), co-starred on TV sitcoms Sanford And Son and Grady, as CEO of King Cole Productions oversaw the use and licensing of her father’s catalogue, name and likeness, died of lung cancer on 5/19/2009, age 64
1946 ● James Tucker → First rhythm guitarist for pop-rock The Turtles, “Happy Together” (#1, 1967), left in 1967 following a European tour
1946 ● Mike Hossack → Drummer for California soul-pop-rock The Doobie Brothers during their heyday in the early 70s (“Listen To The Music,” #11, 1972), played in other rock bands and co-owned a recording studio, rejoined the Doobies in 1985 and performed with the band until prior to his death from cancer on 3/12/2012, age 65
1947 ● Michael McKean → Actor and comedian, portrayed David St. Hubbins in the “mock-rock” parody band Spinal Tap from the movie This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
1949 ● Bill Hudson / (William Hudson) → Vocals for sibling trio The Hudson Brothers, “So You Are A Star” (#21, 1974), ex-spouse of Goldie Hawn, father of actress Kate Hudson
1958 ● Alan Jackson → Honky tonk/new traditionalist country star singer and songwriter with 17 Country Top 10 albums and 24 Country #1 hits, including the Grammy-winning “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” (#38, Country #1, 2001)
1962 ● Anne Rogers → Bassist for Brit indie-folk-pop Popinjays, “Vote Elvis” (Modern Rock #17, 1988)
1967 ● René Dif → Vocals for Danish dance-pop Aqua, “Barbie Girl” (#7, 1997), which drew a lawsuit from Mattel for its sexual content
1968 ● Ziggy Marley / (David Nesta Marley) → Five-time Grammy-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter, solo and as frontman for reggae-pop sibling group The Melody Makers, “Tomorrow People” (#39, 1988), son of reggae legend Bob Marley
1969 ● Wyclef Jean → Haitian musician, member of R&B/jazz-rap The Fugees, “Killing Me Softly” (#1, 1996), solo, “Gone Till November” (#7, 1998), record producer, announced plans to run in the 2010 Haitian presidential election but withdrew when his bid for candidacy was rejected over residency requirements
1971 ● Christopher Kirkpatrick → Founding member and counter tenor vocals for teen dance-pop harmony boy band *NSYNC, “It’s Gonna Be Me” (#1, 2000)
1971 ● Derrick Plourde → Drummer for mainstream pop-punk The Ataris, “The Boys Of Summer” (#20, Modern Rock #2, 2003) and other bands, died from a suicide gunshot on 3/30/2005, age 38
1972 ● Eminem / (Marshall Bruce Mathers III) → Grammy-winning blue-eyed rapper, worldwide #1 album The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and worldwide hit “Lose Yourself” (#1, 2002), producer for Jay-Z, Nas, 50 Cent, DMX, 2Pac and others, award-winning film actor

October 18
1926 ● Chuck Berry / (Charles Edward Berry) → Early breakthrough rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, enduring and immortal guitarist, singer and songwriter, “Johnny B. Goode” (#8, 1958) and 13 other Top 40 hits, major influence on The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless other rock and pop artists, found unresponsive in his home and pronounced dead on 3/18/2017, age 90
1938 ● Ronnie Bright → R&B/doo wop bass singer with The Valentines, The Cadillacs and the Deep River Boys, plus session work including a duo with Johnny Cymbal, “Mr. Bass Man” (#16, 1963), now with The Coasters
1940 ● Cynthia Weil → Grammy-winning Brill Building songwriter, often as collaborator with her husband, Barry Mann, wrote or co-wrote dozens of hits for varied artists, including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” (#1, 1965) for The Righteous Brothers and “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” (#13, UK #2, 1965) for The Animals
1943 ● Russ Giguere → Vocals, percussion and guitar in light pop-rock vocal group The Association, “Along Comes Mary” (#7, 1966), left briefly for solo career but returned and still tours with the band in 2011
1947 ● Laura Nyro / (Laura Nigro) → Light folk-jazz-pop singer, guitarist and composer with several acclaimed solo albums, wrote “Eli’s Coming” for Three Dog Night (#10, 1969), “Wedding Bell Blues” for The 5th Dimension (#1, 1969), “And When I Die” for Blood, Sweat & Tears (#2, 1969) and “Stoney End” for Barbra Streisand (#6, 1971), died of ovarian cancer on 4/8/1997, age 49
1949 ● Joe Egan → Co-founder, keyboards and vocals in Scottish folk-pop-rock Stealers Wheel, co-wrote “Stuck In The Middle With You” (#6, 1973), left the music industry in the early 80s for a career in book publishing
1949 ● Gary Richrath → Guitarist and principal songwriter for arena rock REO Speedwagon, wrote “Take It On The Run” (#5, 1981) and others songs, left in 1989 for an unsuccessful solo career, rejoined the band for a single benefit concert in 2013, died from unspecified causes on 9/13/2015, age 65
1956 ● Dick Crippen → Bassist in oddball Brit punk-rock Tenpole Tudor, “Who Killed Bambi” (UK #6, 1979)
1958 ● Denise Dufort → Founding member, vocals and drums for early all-girl heavy metal group Painted Lady, which became Girlschool, “Hit And Run” (UK #32, 1981)
1961 ● Wynton Marsalis → Virtuoso jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, one of the “Young Lions” and a major figure in jazz since the 1980s, his album Standard Time, Vol. 1 (1987) is one of five Grammy-winning albums
1966 ● Tim Cross → Bassist in post-grunge alt rock Sponge, “Molly (16 Candles Down The Drain)” (Modern Rock #3, 1995)
1971 ● Mark Morriss → Lead singer for indie rock The Bluetones, “Slight Return” (UK #2, 1996), solo
1974 ● Peter Svensson → Guitarist for Swedish pop-rock The Cardigans, “Lovefool” (#1, 1996)
1975 ● Baby Bash / (Ronald Ray Bryant) → Mexican-American smooth rapper, “Suga Suga” (#7, 2003)
1977 ● Simon Rix → Bassist for indie rock Kaiser Chiefs, “Ruby” (UK #1, 2007)
1982 ● Ne-Yo / (Shaffer Smith) → Urban contemporary R&B/pop singer, “So Sick” (#1, 2005) and “Miss Independent” (#7, 2008), the 2009 Grammy Award for Best R&B song
1984 ● Esperanza Spalding / (Esperanza Emily Spalding) → Child-prodigy violinist, 15-year-old concertmaster for the Chamber Music Society of Oregon, Berklee College of Music graduate and four-time Grammy-wining jazz bassist and singer with a growing catalogue of solo albums, including Radio Music Society (#10, Jazz #1, 2012) and collaborations with others
1987 ● Zachary Efron → Actor and singer, “Troy Bolton” in High School Musical movies (most watched cable TV movies ever)

October 19
1910 ● John C. Mills, Jr. → Bass vocals and guitar in six-decade jazz and pop quartet The Mills Brothers (“Cab Driver,” #23, Adult #3, 1968), best known for approximating instrument sounds with vocals, first as a novelty act in the vaudeville era of the 20s and later as the music behind their singing, died while on tour in England on 1/23/1936, age 25
1911 ● George Cates → Big band and easy listening orchestrator, composer and record producer with the instrumental medley hit “Moonglow And Theme From Picnic” (#31, 1956) but known best as the musical director for The Lawrence Welk Show and his successful 50s and 60s TV program, composed Welk‘s theme song “Champagne Fanfare” and led the on air orchestra through 1982, died from heart failure on 5/10/2002, age 90
1934 ● Dave Guard / (Donald David Guard) → Founding member, guitar, banjo, vocals, songwriter and arranger for influential folk-pop The Kingston Trio, “Tom Dooley” (#1, 1958) plus nine other Top 40 hits, left the band in acrimony in 1961, issued solo albums, authored books and participated in occasional reunions until his death from lymphoma on 3/22/1991, age 56
1937 ● Jerry Jaye / (Gerald Hatley) → Singer and guitarist with the rockabilly-tinged Top 30 hit “My Girl Josephine” (#29, 1967) and the country “Honky Tonk Women Love Redneck Men” (Country #32, 1976), continued to record and perform with little impact into the 00s
1940 ● Larry Chance / (Larry Figueiredo) → Lead vocals and frontman for white R&B/doo wop The Earls, “Remember Then” (#24, 1963), still performing on the oldies circuit
1944 ● George McCrae → R&B/soul-disco singer and songwriter, “Rock Your Baby” (#1, 1974), Rolling Stone magazine’s #1 song for 1974
1944 ● Peter Tosh / (Winston Hubert McIntosh) → Guitar and vocals in legendary reggae group The Wailers, left in 1974 for solo career, “(You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back” (1978), murdered by intruders in his home on 9/11/1987, age 42
1945 ● Jeannie C. Riley / (Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson) → Grammy-winning country-pop singer, “Harper Valley PTA” (#1, 1968) and six Country Top 10 hits, switched to gospel music in the late 70s
1945 ● Divine / (Harris Glenn Milstead) → Drag queen, cult-movie star (Pink Flamingos, 1972, and others) and campy disco/dance singer, “Native Love (Step By Step)” (Dance #21, 1982), died from obesity-related cardiomegaly on 3/7/1988, age 42
1946 ● Keith Reid → Chief lyricist with prog/psych rock Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” (#5, 1967), theater management executive
1947 ● Wilbert Hart → Vocals in pioneering “Philadelphia Sound” smooth R&B/soul The Delfonics, “La-La (Means I Love You)” (#4, 1968), still tours and records with various lineups
1948 ● Patrick Simmons → Guitar and vocals for California soul-pop-rock The Doobie Brothers, “Listen To The Music” (#11, 1972), only consistent member during the band’s 40-plus year history
1955 ● Nino DeFranco → Vocals for teen bubblegum-pop sibling act The DeFranco Family, “Heartbeat-It’s A Lovebeat” (#3, 1973)
1957 ● Karl Wallinger → Keyboardist for pop-rock The Waterboys, then guitar and vocals for World Party, “Way Down Now” (Modern Rock #1, 1990), wrote “She’s The One” for Robbie Williams (UK #1, 1999)
1960 ● Jennifer-Yvette Holliday → R&B/pop singer and Tony-winning actress in the stage version of Dreamgirls (1981), won Grammy Award for “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” (#22, R&B #1, 1982)
1960 ● Woody Woodgate / (Daniel Woodgate) → Drummer for punk/ska revival Madness, “Our House” (#7, 1982) and over 20 other UK Top 40 singles
1965 ● Todd Park Mohr → Namesake, frontman, lead singer, guitarist and chief lyricist for 90s pop/rock Big Head Todd & The Monsters, “Bittersweet” (Mainstream Rock #14, 1993)
1966 ● Sinitta Renay Malone → Anglo-American R&B/dance-pop singer, “Toy Boy” (Dance/Club #19, UK #4, 2005), sometime stage actress
1972 ● Pras Michel / (Prakazrel Michel) → Rapper with R&B/jazz-rap The Fugees, “Killing Me Softly” (#1, 1996), solo, “Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)” featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Mýa (#15, 1998)
1976 ● Pete Loeffler → Lead guitarist and lead singer in alt metal sibling trio Chevelle, “The Clincher” (Mainstream Rock #3, 2005)

October 20
1885 ● Jelly Roll Morton / (Ferdinand Joseph Lemott) → Early and pivotal jazz pianist and composer credited for writing many of the earliest jazz songs, including “Black Bottom Stomp” (1926), died from asthma on 7/10/1941, age 65
1901 ● Frank Churchill → Pianist and pop music composer known for penning some of the best-loved of Walt Disney‘s early songs for animated short and feature length films, including “Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?” for Three Little Pigs (1933) and “Whistle While you Work” for Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937), won the Oscar for Best Score co-writing the instrumental music to Peter Pan (1941). committed suicide on 5/14/1942, age 40
1910 ● Charlie Fuqua → Founding member, baritone vocals and guitar for pioneering black R&B/doo wop group The Ink Spots, “To Each His Own” (#1, R&B #3, 1946), continued with various incarnations of the group through the 50s, died on 12/21/1971, age 61
1913 ● Grandpa Jones / (Louis Marshall Jones) → Banjo-picking, multi-decade country and gospel music singer, balladeer and Nashville fixture with multiple singles in the 50s and 60s (“T For Texas,” Country #5, 1963), joined the cast of TV country music/comedy show Hee Haw in 1969 and became a national celebrity, died following two strokes after a performance at the Grand Ole Opry on 2/19/1998, age 84
1934 ● Bill Chase / (William Chiaiese) → Jazz and Big Band trumpeter, played with Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, formed Grammy-nominated jazz-rock fusion Chase, “Get It On” (Top 30, 1971) from the album Chase (#22, 1971), died with other bandmembers in a charter plane crash while on tour on 8/9/1974, age 39
1934 ● Eddie Harris → Innovative, virtuoso jazz saxophonist known for introducing the electrically-amplified saxophone, for his version of “Theme From Exodus (” #36, R&B #16, 1961), for penning the jazz standard “Freedom Jazz Dance” for Miles Davis (1966), and for the collaboration with jazz pianist Les McCann on Swiss Movement (#29, R&B #2, Jazz #1, 1969) and “Compared To What” (CB #96, R&B #35, 1970), died from bone cancer and kidney disease on 11/5/1996, age 62
1937 ● Wanda Jackson → The “Queen of Rockabilly” and later country-pop singer, “Right Or Wrong” (#29, Country #9, 1961) and “Fancy Satin Pillows” (Country #13, 1970)
1939 ● Jay Siegel → Vocals in blue-eyed soul/doo wop The Tokens, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (#1, 1961)
1940 ● Kathy Kirby / (Kathleen O’Rourke) → The “Golden Girl of British Pop,” child prodigy singer and actress whose meteoric rise to stardom in Britain was followed by a quick descent into bankruptcy and obscurity with five years, “Secret Love” (UK #4, 1963), died of a heart attack on 5/19/2011,, age 60
1942 ● John Carter / (John Nicholas Sheakespeare) → Singer, songwriter, session musician and founding member of Brit folk-pop trio The Ivy League, “Funny How Love Can Be” (UK #8, 1965), left to write and produce for pre-fab psych-pop one hit wonder The Flower Pot Men, “Let’s Go To San Francisco” (UK #1, 1967), co-wrote “Little Bit O’ Soul” for The Music Explosion (#2, 1967), “Beach Baby” for The First Class (#4, 1974) and other hits
1945 ● Ric Lee → Drummer for British blues-rock Ten Years After, “I’d Love To Change The World” (Top 40, 1971)
1949 ● Larry Gonsky → Co-founder and keyboards for one hit wonder pop-rock Looking Glass, “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” (#1, 1972)
1950 ● Tom Petty / (Thomas Earl Petty) → Singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader whose music was a staple of rock radio for nearly four decades, fronted roots rock Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (“The Waiting,” #19, Mainstream Rock #1, 1981), issued three solo albums with several hits, including “Free Fallin'” (#7, 1989), joined supergroup The Traveling Wilburys (“Handle With Care,” Mainstream Rock #2, 1988) and reformed the predecessor band to The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, in 2007, recorded and toured with The Heartbreakers until his death from cardiac arrest on 10/2/2017, age 66
1951 ● Al Greenwood → Founding member and keyboardist for British-American arena rock band Foreigner, “Double Vision” (#2, 1978), left to form The Spys and session work
1958 ● Mark King → Bass guitar and vocals in jazz-funk-pop fusion Level 42, “Lessons In Love” (#12, 1987)
1958 ● Ricky Byrd → Guitarist with post-punk/hard rock Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” (#1, 1982)
1964 ● David Ryan → Drummer in post-punk rock then teen-pop Lemonheads, “Into Your Arms” (Modern Rock #1, 1993)
1964 ● Jim “Soni” Sonefeld / (James George Sonefeld) → Drums and vocals for 90s pop-rock quartet Hootie & The Blowfish, “Only Wanna Be With You” (#6, 1995)
1965 ● Norman Blake → Guitar and vocals in Scot pre-grunge, then power pop Teenage Fanclub, “Star Sign” (Mainstream Rock #4, 1991)
1971 ● Dannii Minogue / (Daniellle Jane Minogue) → Aussie pop superstar, actress, model and gay rights activist, “Love And Kisses” (UK Singles #8, Australia #4, 1991) and “Begin To Wonder” (Dance/Club #14, 2003), younger sister of Kylie Minogue
1971 ● Snoop Dogg / (Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr.) → Hugely controversial but successful gangsta rapper, “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (#1, 2004) and 8 other Top 40 hits plus multiple Rap Top 10 singles
1977 ● Nicholas Hodgson → Drummer in indie rock Kaiser Chiefs, “Ruby” (UK #1, 2007)
1978 ● Paul Wilson → Bassist for Irish indie-rock Snow Patrol, “Chasing Cars” (#5, 2006)

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Singles Released This Week (October 8 – 14)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side)

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


October 08
1982 • Hall & Oates • “Maneater” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Delayed Reaction”
1983 • Yes • “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” • Prog Rock • 90125 • “Our Song”
1996 • Matchbox Twenty • “Long Day” • Alt. Rock • Yourself Or Someone Like You • N/A
2002 • Nirvana • “You Know You’re Right” • Rock • Nirvana • N/A
2002 • Pearl Jam • “I Am Mine” • Grunge Rock • Riot Act • “Down”


October 09
1967 • The Yardbirds • “Ten Little Indians” • Pychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Drinking Muddy Water”
2000 • U2 • “Beautiful Day” • Alt. Pop-Rock • All That You Can’t Leave Behind • “Summer Rain/Always”




October 10
1966 • The Beach Boys • “Good Vibrations” • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Let’s Go Away For Awhile”
1966 • The Monkees • “(Theme From) The Monkees” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees • “Mary, Mary”
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Bright Green Pleasure Machine” • Baroque-Pop • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • “A Dangling Conversation”
1971 • The Hollies • “Long Dark Road” • Pop-Rock • Distant Light • “Indian Girl”
1978 • The Cars • “My Best Friend’s Girl” • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • “Don’t Cha Stop”
1980 • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band • “For You” • Art Rock • Chance • “A Fool I Am”
1988 • The Moody Blues • “No More Lies” • Prog Rock • Sur La Mer • “River Of Endless Love”
2012 • Blondie • “Rock On” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • N/A
2012 • Blondie • “Dead Air” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • N/A
2012 • Blondie • “Bride Of Infinity” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • N/A


October 11
1968 • The Who • “Magic Bus” • Psychedelic Rock • Magic Bus • “Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde”
1971 • Nilsson • “Without You” • Power Ballad • Nilsson Schmilsson • “Gotta Get Up”
1971 • John Lennon • “Imagine” • Soft Pop • Imagine • “It’s So Hard”
1974 • Queen • “Killer Queen” [UK] • Glam Rock • Sheer Heart Attack • “Flick Of The Wrist”
1980 • Kool & The Gang • “Celebration” • Disco-Funk • Celebrate! • “Morning Star”
1985 • Thompson Twins • “King For A Day” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Here’s To Future Days • “Rollunder”
1992 • Madonna • “Erotica” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Erotica” [Instrumental]
2012 • The Rolling Stones • “Doom And Gloom” • Blues-Rock • GRRR! • N/A


October 12
1966 • The Supremes • “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Remove This Doubt”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Ride My See-Saw” [UK] • Psych-Rock • In Search Of The Lost Chord • “A Simple Game”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Ride My See-Saw” • Psych-Rock • In Search Of The Lost Chord • “Voices In The Sky”
1979 • The Human League • “Empire State Human” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Reproduction • “Introducing” [Instrumental Version]
1979 • Kool & the Gang • “Ladies’ Night” [UK] • Disco-Funk • Ladies’ Night • “Ladies’ Night” [Long Version]
1979 • Supertramp • “Goodbye Stranger” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Breakfast in America • “Even In The Quietest Moments”
1982 • Don Henley • “Dirty Laundry” • Pop-Rock • I Can’t Stand Still • “Lilah”
1987 • George Harrison • “Got My Mind Set On You” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Lay His Head”
1987 • George Michael • “Faith” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Faith • “Hand To Mouth”
1998 • R.E.M. • “Daysleeper” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Up • “Emphysema”


October 13
1967 • The Who • “I Can See For Miles” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • The Who Sell Out • “Someone’s Coming”
1967 • The Kinks • “Autumn Almanac” [UK] • Baroque Pop • [Single] • “David Watts”
1969 • Neil Diamond • “Holly Holy” • Pop-Rock • Touching You, Touching Me • “Hurtin’ You Don’t Come Easy”
1978 • Player • “Baby Come Back” • Pop-Rock • Baby Come Back • “Love Is Where You Find It”
1978 • Elton John • “Part-Time Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • A Single Man • “I Cry At Night”
1982 • Kiss • “I Love It Loud” • Hard Rock • Creatures Of The Night • “Danger”
1982 • Kiss • “Creatures Of The Night” [UK] • Hard Rock • Creatures Of The Night • “Rock And Roll All Nite” [Live Version]
1986 • Kim Wilde • “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” [UK] • Hi-NRG • Another Step • “Loving You”
1990 • Tina Turner • “Be Tender With Me Baby” • Pop-Rock • Foreign Affair • “Be Tender With Me Baby” [Live Edit]


October 14
1964 • The Marvelettes • “Too Many Fish In The Sea” • Soul • The Marvelettes Greatest Hits • “A Need For Love”
1967 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Honey Chile” • Soul – Dance • [Single] • “Show Me The Way”
1969 • B.J. Thomas • “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” • Easy Listening • Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
1969 • The Supremes • “Someday We’ll Be Together” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “He’s My Sunnyboy”
1972 • The Osmonds • “Crazy Horses” • Hard Rock • Crazy Horses • “That’s My Girl”
1974 • Jethro Tull • “Bungle In The Jungle” • Prog Rock • War Child • “Back Door Angels”
1975 • Kiss • “Rock And Roll All Nite” [Live] • Heavy Metal • Alive! • “Rock And Roll All Nite”
1977 • Elvis Costello • “Watching The Detectives” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • My Aim Is True • “Blame It On Cain/Mystery Dance”
1985 • Dire Straits • “Brothers In Arms” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Brothers In Arms • “Going Home”
1991 • U2 • “The Fly” [UK] • Dance-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk/Korova 1”

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Albums Released This Week (October 8 – 14)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


October 08
1965 ● Dusty Springfield —— Ev’rything’s Coming Up Dusty ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● The Move —— Message From The Country ► Pop Psychedelic
1971 ● Hawkwind —— In Search Of Space ► Space Rock
1971 ● The Hollies —— Distant Light [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Billy Preston —— Music Is My Life ► Soul-Funk
1974 ● The Moody Blues —— This Is The Moody Blues [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● Diana Ross —— Mahogany ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Talking Heads —— Remain In Light ► New Wave Art-Rock
1980 ● Prince —— Dirty Mind ► Dance-Pop
1981 ● Joy Division —— Still ► Post-Punk
1981 ● Mike Love —— Looking Back With Love ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Madness —— Presents The Rise & Fall ► Ska
1982 ● Diamond Head —— Borrowed Time ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave)
1984 ● The Fall —— The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall ► Post-Punk
1990 ● Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 3: September 85 – June 87 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 2: Live From Montreux ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Van Morrison —— Enlightenment ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Primal Scream —— Screamadelica ► Indie Rock
1991 ● 2 Live Crew —— Sports Weekend ► East Coast Rap
1991 ● Pixies —— Trompe Le Monde ► Garage Rock
1991 ● Soundgarden —— Badmotorfinger ► Grunge Rock
1991 ● Eric Clapton —— 24 Nights ► Blues-Rock
1991 ● John Mellencamp —— Whenever We Wanted ► Roots Rock
1992 ● Simple Minds —— Glittering Prize 81/92 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1993 ● Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— A Bigger Piece Of Sky ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Karen Carpenter —— Karen Carpenter ► Easy Listening
1996 ● Chemlab —— East Side Militia ► Industrial Rock
1996 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Christmas Island ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Chris Isaak —— Baja Sessions ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Colin James —— National Steel ► Blues-Rock
2001 ● Simple Minds —— Neon Lights ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2002 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Velocity Of Sound ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2002 ● Gov’t Mule —— The Deep End, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2002 ● Slaughter —— Then and Now: Slaughter ► Hair Metal
2002 ● Bon Jovi —— Bounce ► Arena Rock
2002 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The Last DJ ► Album Rock


October 09
1969 ● Carpenters —— Ticket To Ride ► Soft Rock
1969 ● The Easybeats —— Best of The Easybeats – Volume 2 ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1972 ● Cream —— Heavy Cream ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Three Dog Night —— Cyan ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1977 ● Ashford & Simpson —— Send It ► Disco
1978 ● Judas Priest —— Killing Machine ► Heavy Metal
1978 ● Judas Priest —— Hell Bent For Leather ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Boomtown Rats —— The Fine Art Of Surfacing ► New Wave Post-Punk
1984 ● Armored Saint —— March Of The Saint ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Devo —— Shout ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave
1986 ● KBC Band —— KBC Band ► Album Rock
1987 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Tunnel Of Love ► Album Rock
1989 ● Kylie Minogue —— Enjoy Yourself ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Book Of Days ► Post-Punk New Wave
1990 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Shooting Straight In The Dark ► Country-Folk
1990 ● Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 4: February 89 – May 90 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Styx —— Edge Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock
2000 ● Placebo —— Black Market Music ► Alt Rock/Glam Punk
2000 ● Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven ► Instrumental/Experimental
2001 ● Leonard Cohen —— Ten New Songs ► Soft Rock
2007 ● Karla Bonoff —— Live ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Eric Clapton —— Complete Clapton ► Blues-Rock
2012 ● Don Felder —— Road To Forever ► Country-Rock
2012 ● Rick Springfield —— Songs For The End Of The World ► Power Pop
2012 ● Kiss —— Monster ► Hard Rock
2015 ● The Zombies —— Still Giot That Hunger ► Art Rock


October 10
1960 ● Brenda Lee —— This Is…Brenda ► Country-Pop
1964 ● The Ventures —— Walk, Don’t Run, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1966 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme ► Folk-Pop
1966 ● The Monkees —— The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Elvis Presley —— Clambake ► Pop-Rock/Country-Pop
1969 ● King Crimson —— In The Court Of The Crimson King ► Prog Rock
1969 ● Frank Zappa —— Hot Rats ► Art Rock
1969 ● The Kinks —— Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) ► British Rock
1970 ● Pink Floyd —— Atom Heart Mother ► Prog Rock
1970 ● The Ventures —— 10th Anniversary Album ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● Carpenters —— GEM I [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1973 ● Renaissance —— Ashes Are Burning ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Deep Purple —— Come Taste The Band ► Hard Rock
1977 ● The Easybeats —— The Shame Just Drained ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1980 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The River ► Album Rock
1980 ● Manfred Mann —— Chance ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Chance ► British Rock
1980 ● Thin Lizzy —— Chinatown ► Hard Rock
1981 ● UB40 —— Present Arms In Dub ► Reggae-Dub
1983 ● Culture Club —— Colour By Numbers ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Triumph —— Stages ► Arena Rock
1986 ● John Farnham —— Whispering Jack ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● John Lennon —— Imagine: John Lennon ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● U2 —— Rattle And Hum ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Truth In A Structured Form ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Indigo Girls —— Strange Fire ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● George Harrison —— The Best Of Dark Horse (1976-1989) ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Jesus Lizard —— Liar ► Alt Rock/Noise Rock
1994 ● Annihilator —— King Of The Kill ► Thrash Metal
1994 ● Suede —— Dog Man Star ► Brit Pop
1995 ● No Doubt —— Tragic Kingdom ► Ska-Pop
1995 ● Jack Bruce —— Monkjack ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1995 ● Cowboy Junkies —— 200 More Miles, Live Performances 1985 – 1994 ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● Idle Wilds —— Dumb, Gifted And Beautiful ► Power Pop
1995 ● Janet Jackson —— Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 ► Pop-Soul
1995 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Time ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! II ► Arena Rock
1997 ● Blackmail —— Blackmail ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock
2000 ● Catch 22 —— Alone In A Crowd ► Post-Punk/Third Wave Ska
2000 ● The Church —— Triple Set ► Alt. Power Pop
2000 ● The Tubes —— Tubes World Tour 2001 ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Take The Weather With You ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Rod Stewart —— Still The Same: Great Rock Classics Of Our Time ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Sting —— Songs From The Labyrinth ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● James Taylor —— James Taylor At Christmas ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Radiohead —— In Rainbows ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Peter Gabriel —— New Blood ► Prog Rock


October 11
1957 ● Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar ► Country-Rock
1972 ● Santana —— Caravanserai ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1974 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Good Earth ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Billy Joel —— Streetlife Serenade ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Hot Tuna —— Hoppkorv ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Donna Summer —— Four Seasons Of Love ► Disco
1977 ● Hall & Oates —— Beauty On A Back Street ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Kansas —— Point Of Know Return ► Prog/Arena Rock
1983 ● Lionel Richie —— Can’t Slow Down ► Soul-Dance
1985 ● Simply Red —— Picture Book ► Alt Pop-Rock
1985 ● Love And Rockets —— Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven ► Glam-rock
1988 ● Ministry —— The Land Of Rape And Honey ► Industrial Metal
1988 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Introspective ► Club Dance
1990 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Ragged Glory ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Silhouette In Red ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1993 ● Jackson Browne —— I’m Alive ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Korn —— Korn ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
1995 ● Great Big Sea —— Up ► Folk-Rock/Celtic Rock
1999 ● Children Of Bodom —— Tokyo Warhearts ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1999 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Nightlife ► Electro-pop/Dance
2001 ● Nick Lowe —— The Convincer ► Pub Rock
2004 ● Duran Duran —— Astronaut ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Jackson Browne —— Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● Evanescence —— Evanescence ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2011 ● Judas Priest —— The Chosen Few ► Heavy Metal


October 12
1968 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha In Paris ► Soul
1973 ● Genesis —— Selling England By The Pound ► Prog Rock
1974 ● The Who —— Odds & Sods ► British Rock
1978 ● Billy Joel —— 52nd Street ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Chaka Khan —— Chaka ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Rick James —— Fire It Up ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Rod Stewart —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● U2 —— October ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Lloyd Cole & The Commotions —— Rattlesnakes ► AA Pop-Rock/Synth
1984 ● Hall & Oates —— Big Bam Boom ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Warren Zevon —— Transverse City ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Talking Heads —— Once In A Lifetime – The Best Of The Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
1993 ● George Clinton —— Hey, Man, Smell My Finger ► Funk/Hip Hop
1993 ● The Lemonheads —— Come On Feel The Lemonheads ► Power Pop
1993 ● Various Artists —— Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles ► Country-Rock
1993 ● Elvis Costello —— 2 1/2 Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Elvis Costello —— Live At The El Mocambo ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1997 ● Midnight Oil —— 20,000 Watt R.S.L. ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Fatboy Slim —— You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby ► Brit-Hop
1999 ● Matthew Sweet —— In Reverse ► Power Pop
1999 ● Chicago —— Chicago XXVI: Live In Concert ► Jazz-Rock
1999 ● Eric Clapton —— Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock
2004 ● Alison Moyet —— Voice ► AA Pop-Rock
2004 ● No Doubt —— Everything In Time ► Ska-Pop
2004 ● Chris Isaak —— Chris Isaak Christmas ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2009 ● Journey —— Don’t Stop Believin’: The Best Of Journey ► AOR Rock
2010 ● Indigo Girls —— Holly Happy Days ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Wilson Phillips —— Christmas In Harmony ► Pop-Rock


October 13
1966 ● Manfred Mann —— Manfred Mann’s Greatest Hits ► Rock n Roll
1973 ● Herbie Hancock —— Head Hunters ► Fusion
1976 ● Triumph —— Triumph ► Arena Rock
1978 ● Carpenters —— Christmas Portrait ► Soft Rock
1978 ● XTC —— Go 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● AC/DC —— If You Want Blood You’ve Got It ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Elton John —— Victim Of Love ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● INXS —— INXS ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Kiss —— Creatures Of The Night ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Berlin —— Count Three And Pray ► L. A. Synth-Pop
1987 ● Supertramp —— Free As A Bird ► Prog/Art Rock
1989 ● Ace Frehley —— Trouble Walkin’ ► Pop-Metal
1989 ● Sting —— …Nothing Like The Sun ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Mudhoney —— Piece Of Cake ► Grunge Rock
1992 ● Prince & The New Power Generation —— The Love Symbol Album ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● Talking Heads —— Sand In The Vaseline: The Best of Taling Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
1993 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Remember Two Things ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● East 17 —— Steam ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● The Blood Divine —— Mystica ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1997 ● Jurrasic 5 —— Jurassic 5 EP ► Alternative Hip Hop
1997 ● Billy Joel —— The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997 ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● James —— Millionaires ► Alt Pop/Rock
2003 ● Blondie —— The Curse Of Blondie ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2009 ● Jack Bruce —— Seven Moons Live ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2009 ● Bob Dylan —— Christmas In The Heart ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Kansas —— There’s Know Place Like Home ► Prog/Arena Rock
2014 ● U2 —— Songs Of Innocence ► Alt. Pop-Rock


October 14
1968 ● Tyrannosaurus Rex —— Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels Of The Ages ► Psych Rock
1969 ● Elvis Presley —— From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1974 ● Jethro Tull —— War Child ► Prog Rock
1977 ● David Bowie —— Heroes ► Glam Rock
1977 ● Ultravox —— Ha!-Ha!-Ha! ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1977 ● Kiss —— Alive II ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Faces ► Soul-Funk
1981 ● Prince —— Controversy ► Dance-Pop
1982 ● Zapp —— Zapp II ► P-Funk
1983 ● Cyndi Lauper —— She’s So Unusual ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Jam —— Snap! ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Elton John —— Too Low For Zero ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● ABC —— How To Be A…Zillionaire! ► Dance-Pop
1985 ● Iron Maiden —— Live After Death ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Depeche Mode —— The Singles 81>85 ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● INXS —— Listen Like Thieves ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● Wang Chung —— Mosaic ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1987 ● Billy Joel —— Kohuept ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Frank Zappa —— Broadway The Hard Way ► Progressive Rock
1991 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Live Your Life Be Free ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Kylie Minogue —— Let’s Get To It ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Jimmy Page And Robert Plant —— No Quarter: Jimmy Page And Robert Plant Unledded ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Donovan —— Sutras ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Duran Duran —— Medazzaland ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1997 ● Yes —— Something’s Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog Rock
2002 ● Ace Of Base —— The Golden Ratio ► Euro-Dance Pop
2003 ● Mariah Carey —— The Remixes ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Rod Stewart —— As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook 2 ► Traditional Pop
2003 ● ZZ Top —— Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box ► Blues-Rock
2008 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Uneasy Rider ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Lucinda Williams —— Little Honey ► Alt. Country
2011 ● Scorpions —— Live 2011: Get Your Sting & Blackout ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2013 ● Cilla Black —— The Very Best Of Cilla Black ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● Boardwalk —— Boardwalk ► Dream Pop
2014 ● The Blues Magoos —— Psychedelic Resurrection ► Garage Rock
2014 ● Bob Seger —— Ride Out ► Heartland Rock

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This Week’s Birthdays (October 7 – 13)

Happy Birthday this week to:

October 07
1927 ● Al Martino / (Jasper Cini) → Italian-American pop crooner, “I Love You Because” (#3, 1963) and ten other Top 40 hits, film actor, played Johnny Fontane in The Godfather series, died on 10/13/2009, age 82
1939 ● Colin Cooper → Founding member, saxophone, guitar and vocals for Brit blues-rock Climax Blues Band, “Couldn’t Get It Right” (#3, 1977), died on 7/3/2008, age 68
1941 ● Martin Murray → Rhythm guitar for one hit wonder English beat/pop-rock The Honeycombs, “Have I The Right?” (#5, 1964)
1941 ● Panama Silvester / (Tony “Panama” Silvester) → Panama-born founding member and vocalist for R&B/soul The Main Ingredient, “Everybody Plays The Fool” (#3, 1972) and 11 R&B Top 40 singles, died from multiple myeloma on 11/27/2006, age 65
1945 ● Bob Webber → Co-founder, keyboards and vocals for one hit wonder pop-rock Sugarloaf, “Green-Eyed Lady” (#3, 1970)
1945 ● Kevin Godley → Drummer, vocals and songwriter for soft pop-rock 10cc (“I’m Not In Love,” #2, 1975), then co-founded pop duo Godley & Crème, “Cry” (#16, 1985), since the late 80s directed music videos for Fine Young Cannibals, U2, Eric Clapton and many others
1949 ● David Hope → Founding member and bassist for prog/heartland rock Kansas, “Dust In The Wind” (#6, 1978), converted to Christianity and formed religious-tinged hard rock AD with other Kansas bandmates, now an Anglican priest and author
1951 ● John Cougar Mellencamp → Grammy-winning roots rock singer/songwriter, “Jack And Diane” (#1, 1982) and 23 other Top 40 and 16 Mainstream Rock Top 40 hits
1953 ● Tico Torres / (Hector Samuel Torres) → Drummer and percussionist in Bon Jovi, “Living On A Prayer” (#1, 1987)
1959 ● David Taylor → Original bass guitarist for studio-only pop-rock one hit wonder Edison Lighthouse, “(Love Grows) Where My Rosemary Goes” (#5, 1970)
1959 ● Simon Cowell → Record A&R executive, TV producer, music entrepreneur and notoriously critical judge on TV shows Popstars, Pop Idol, American Idol and, starting in 2011, the US version of The X Factor
1964 ● Sam Brown / (Samantha “Sam” Brown) → Brit singer, keyboardist and songwriter, “Stop!” (UK #4, 1989), also backing vocals in sessions and tours with Steve Marriott, The Small Faces, Jools Holland Band, Spandau Ballet and Pink Floyd
1967 ● Toni Braxton / (Toni Michelle Braxton) → Grammy-winning R&B/soul-pop singer, “Un Break My Heart” (#1, 1996), Broadway stage and film actress, Las Vegas showroom headliner
1968 ● Thom Yorke / (Thomas Edward Yorke) → Lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter for alt/indie rock Radiohead, “There There” (Modern Rock #14, 2003), solo, “Black Swan” (Mainstream Rock #40, 2006)
1976 ● Taylor Hicks → Blue-eyed soul singer and songwriter, 2006 American Idol winner, “Do I Make You Proud” (#1, 2006)
1978 ● Alesha Dixon → Brit singer, dancer and songwriter in “UK urban” R&B/dance-pop trio Mis-Teeq, “One Night Stand” (Dance/Club #4, 2004), solo, “The Boy Does Nothing” (UK #5, 2008), model

October 08
1932 ● Pete Drake / (Roddis Franklin Drake) → Record producer and session peddle steel guitarist, played on numerous albums for a variety of artists, including hits by Lynn Anderson (“Rose Garden,” #3, Country #1, 1970), Bob Dylan (“Lay Lady Lay,” #3, 1969) and others, plus a lone charting hit as a solo artist, “Still” (#22, 1964), produced albums for Ringo Starr and Nashville musicians, died from emphysema on 7/29/1998, age 55
1934 ● Doc Green → Baritone vocals for the second lineup of R&B/soul doo wop The Drifters, “Save The Last Dance For Me” (#1, 1960), left in 1962 and sang with various R&B groups through the 80s, including Vic & The Salutations, died from cancer on 3/10/1989, age 54
1940 ● Fred Cash → Vocals for Chicago soul/doo wop The Impressions, “It’s All Right” (#4, 1963)
1940 ● George Bellamy → Rhythm guitar for Brit instrumental rock ‘n’ roll The Tornados, “Telstar” (#1, 1962), the first major US hit by a British group, solo, father of Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy
1941 ● Dave Arbus → Founding member, violin, flute, saxophone and trumpet in Brit prog-rock/jazz fusion East Of Eden, “Jig A Jig” (UK #7, 1971), later with Fiddler’s Dram, violin solo on The Who‘s “Baba O’Reilly” (1970)
1942 ● Buzz Clifford / (Reese Francis Clifford) → Rock ‘n roll one hit wonder singer, “Babysittin’ Boogie” (#6, 1961), wrote songs recorded by Petula Clark, Lou Rawls, Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson and others
1944 ● Susan Raye → Country music singer with 19 Country Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1974, many as duets with mentor Buck Owens, and a lone crossover hit “L.A. International Airport” (#54, Country #9, 1971), dropped out of the industry in the late 70s, returned for two curtain call albums in 1985 and retired for good in 1986
1945 ● Butch Rillera → Drummer for Native American rockers Redbone, “Come And Get Your Love” (#5, 1974)
1945 ● Ray Royer → Guitarist for prog/psych rock Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” (#5, 1967)
1947 ● Tony Wilson → Bassist in Brit interracial R&B/soul-disco Hot Chocolate, “You Sexy Thing” (#3, 1976) and 27 other UK Top 40 hits, including one in every year from 1970 to 1984
1948 ● Johnny Ramone / (John Cummings) → Lead guitar and frontman in seminal punk rock band The Ramones, “Rockaway Beach” (#66, 1978), died of prostate cancer on 9/15/2004, age 55
1949 ● Hamish Stuart → Bass and backing vocals for Scottish blue-eyed soul Average White Band, “Pick Up The Pieces” (#1, 1974), session work for Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and others, member of Paul McCartney‘s backing band in the 90s
1949 ● Harry Bowens → Vocals for eclectic R&B and rock fusion Was (Not Was), “Walk The Dinosaur” (#7, 1989)
1949 ● Michael Rosen → Trumpeter for Scottish blue-eyed soul Average White Band, “Pick Up The Pieces” (#1, 1974), sessions
1950 ● Kool Bell / (Robert Earl Bell) → Founder, frontman, lead vocals, bass and songwriter for jazz-fusion then R&B/funk Kool & The Gang, “Celebration” (#1, 1980)
1952 ● Cliff Adams → Trombonist for jazz-fusion then R&B/funk Kool & The Gang, “Celebration” (#1, 1980), also played with Patti LaBelle & The Bluebells, The Stylistics and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, died from liver failure on 1/12/2015, age 62
1959 ● James Johnstone → Saxophone and guitar for post-punk jazz-funk-rock Pigbag, “Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag” (Dance/Club #56, UK #3, 1982)
1963 ● MC Large Drink / (Steve Perry) → Co-founder and lead vocals for jazz-rock-ska-swing revival octet Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, “Zoot Suit Riot” (Modern Rock #15, 1998)
1964 ● CeCe Winans / (Priscilla Winans) → Grammy-winning R&B/soul and gospel crossover singer in duets with brother BeBe (Benjamin), “Close To You” (R&B/Hip Hop #21, 2009) or solo, “Let Everything That Has Breath” (Dance/Club #8, 2006)
1965 ● C.J. Ramone / (Christopher John Ward) → Last bassist for seminal punk rock band The Ramones, “Rockaway Beach” (#66, 1978), replaced original member Dee Dee Ramone in 1986
1967 ● Teddy Riley / (Edward Theodore Riley) → Singer, producer, New Jack Swing pioneer, founder and frontman for R&B vocal group Blackstreet, “No Diggity” (#1, 1996), Grammy-winning song featuring Dr. Dre, solo, produced for Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown and others
1968 ● Leeroy Thornhill → MC and vocals for “big beat” electronic dance/rap The Prodigy, “Firestarter” (#30, 1996)
1985 ● Bruno Mars / (Peter Gene Hernandez) → Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson impersonator turned contemporary R&B/pop and pop-rap singer, “Just The Way You Are” (#1, 2010)

October 09
1920 ● Yusef Lateef / (William Emanuel Huddleston) → Jazz, swing, bop, New Age and world music multi-instrumentalist (primarily saxophone), composer, educator, music publisher and doctoral PhD whose 60-year career included session work, band membership, solo albums, touring groups and highest-level professorship stints, died after a long battle with prostate cancer on 12/23/2013, age 93
1937 ● Pat Burke → Jamaican-born flautist and saxophonist in Brit R&B/soul-pop The Foundations, “Baby Now That I’ve Found You” (#11, 1967)
1939 ● O.V. Wright / (Overton Vertis “O.V.” Wright) → R&B/gospel then Southern soul balladeer, “You’re Gonna Make Me Cry” (R&B #6, 1965) and five other R&B Top 40 hits, died from a drug abuse-related heart attack on 11/16/1980, age 41
1940 ● John Lennon / (John Winston Lennon) → Singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of The Beatles, with collaborator Paul McCartney co-wrote 21 US #1 hits, expressive if often neglected solo career, “Imagine” (#3, 1971) and 14 other Top 40 hits, social activist, sometime film actor, murdered outside his New York City apartment by a deranged fan on 12/8/1980, age 40
1944 ● Nona Hendryx → R&B/soul, funk, pop and World music singer, songwriter and producer, founding member of 60s doo wop girl group The Bluebelles, which morphed into disco-funk Labelle, “Lady Marmalade” (#1, 1975), solo, “Why Should I Cry?” (#58, R&B #5, 1987), collaboration with Keith Richards, “Rock This House” (1985) and others, film and radio actress
1944 ● John Entwistle → Influential bass guitarist and founding member of The Who, “I Can See For Miles” (#9, 1967) plus 16 other Top 40 hits, solo, “Talk Dirty” (Mainstream Rock #41, 1982), Rolling Stone magazine reader poll #1 rock bassist of all time, died from a cocaine-induced heart attack on 6/27/2002, age 57
1947 ● France Gall / (Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne Gall) → French teenybopper “ye-ye” music singer and Eurovision singing contest winner with several mid-60s hits, including “Les Sucettes” (“Lollipops,” 1966), the sexually suggestive song written by Serge Gainsbourg, later transitioned to adult pop music with husband and songwriter, Michel Berger, until his death in 1992, faded from music and public appearances in the late 90s and died from cancer on 1/7/2018, age 70
1948 ● Jackson Browne / (Clyde Jackson Browne) → Laid-back California folk-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, “Running On Empty” (#11, 1977) and nine other Top 40 singles and four Top 20 albums
1949 ● Rod Temperton / (Rodney Lynn Temperton) → Brit keyboardist and songwriter for R&B funk/disco Heatwave, wrote “Boogie Nights” (#2, R&B #5, UK #2, 1977), recruited by Quincy Jones to write for Michael Jackson and penned “Rock With You” ()#1, R&B #1, UK #7, 1979) and “Thriller” (# , 1988), among others, plus hits for George Benson, Donna Summer and others, died from cancer in the week preceding 10/5/2016, age 66
1954 ● James Fearnley → Accordion for Irish folk-punk-rock The Pogues, “Tuesday Morning” (Rock #11, 1993)
1957 ● Ini Kamoze / (Cecil Campbell) → One hit wonder reggae/dance-club singer, “Here Comes The Hotstepper” (#1, 1994)
1959 ● Thomas Wydler → Swiss drummer and core member of Aussie alt rock Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, “Where The Wild Roses Grow” (Australia #2, UK #11, 1995)
1961 ● Kurt Neumann → Founder, guitar and vocals for roots rock The BoDeans, “Closer To Free” (#16, 1993)
1967 ● Mat Osman → Bassist for Britpop indie rock Suede, “Trash” (UK #3, 1996)
1968 ● Vix / (Victoria Perks) → Violin and vocals for all-girl New Wave pop-punk quartet Fuzzbox (originally We’ve Got A Fuzz Box And We’re Gonna Use It), “International Rescue” (UK #11, 1989)
1969 ● P.J. Harvey / (Polly Jean Harvey) → Alt rock singer/songwriter and guitarist, bandleader for her self-named trio and solo artist, “Down By The Water” (Alt Rock #2, 1995)
1973 ● Terry Balsamo → Lead guitarist for alt heavy metal Cold, “Stupid Girl” (Mainstream Rock #4, 2003), left to join Grammy-winning goth-pop-metal Evanescence, “My Immortal” (#7, 2004)
1975 ● Sean Lennon / (Sean Ono Lennon) → avant-garde-pop singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, producer, son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and godson of Elton John, shares birthday with his deceased father
1978 ● Nicholas Byrne → Vocals for Irish pop boy band Westlife, “Swear It Again” (#20, 2000) and 17 UK Top 10 hits
1979 ● Alex Greenwald → Actor, model for The Gap clothing store and lead vocals and guitarist for power pop/indie rock Phantom Planet, “California” (Modern Rock #35, 2002)
1980 ● Brian Hurren → Keyboards for Scottish Celtic folk-rock Runrig, “An Ubhal As Airde (The Highest Apple)” (UK #18, 1995)

October 10
1909 ● “Mother” Maybelle Carter / (Maybelle Addington) → Guitar, harmony vocals and 50-year member of traditional folk and country music act The Carter Family, matriarch of next-generation country-pop The Carter Sisters (“Pick The Wildwood Flower,” Country #34, 1973) with daughters Helen, June (later June Carter Cash) and Anita, performed until her death on 10/24/1978, age 69
1914 ● Ivory Joe Hunter → The “Baron of the Boogie”, blues pianist, singer and early rock ‘n’ roller, “Since I Met You, Baby” (#12, R&B #1, 1956), died of lung cancer on 11/8/1974, age 60
1917 ● Thelonius Monk → Jazz giant, pianist and composer, “Round Midnight” (1944) and the retrospective live album At Carnegie Hall (#107, 2005), died after a stroke on 2/17/1982, age 64
1923 ● Louis Gottlieb → Baritone vocals, bass guitar and comic routines for folk-pop trio The Limeliters, “A Dollar Down” (#60, 1961), left the group in 1965 to co-found the hippie commune Morning Star Ranch in Sonoma County, CA, rejoined in 1973 and performed through to his death on 7/11/1996, age 72
1938 ● Larry Finnegan / (John Lawrence Finneran) → One hit wonder rock ‘n’ roll/pop singer, “Dear One” (#11, AUS #1, 1962), left the U.S. for Sweden and then Switzerland in the mid-60s, returned to the U.S. in the early 70s and died of a brain tumor on 7/22/1973, age 34
1943 ● Denis D’Ell / (Denis Dalziel) → Lead singer and harmonica player for one hit wonder English beat/pop-rock The Honeycombs, “Have I The Right?” (#5, 1964), died of cancer on 7/6/2005, age 61
1945 ● Alan Cartwright / (Alan George Cartwright) → Bassist for prog/psych rock Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” (#5, 1967), left in 1975, now operates a pub
1945 ● Jerry Lacroix → Journeyman harmonica, saxophone, songwriter and backing vocals for The Boogie Kings, Edgar Winter’s White Trash, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Rare Earth, sessions
1946 ● John Prine → Influential folk-country-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, albums Sweet Revenge (#135, 1973) and Grammy-winning Fair & Square (#55, 2005) and the oft-covered country-folk standard “Angel From Montgomery” (1971)
1948 ● Cyril Neville → Vocals and percussion in New Orleans soul-funk sibling group The Neville Brothers, “Yellow Moon” (1989)
1951 ● Keith Grimes → Backing band guitarist for Eva Cassidy, mixed-genre vocal interpreter of American classics and pop tunes including “Over The Rainbow” (1992)
1952 ● Sharon Osbourne → Sensible wife of heavy metal king Ozzy Osbourne, TV actress and judge on The X Factor and America’s Got Talent, producer, business manager and promoter
1953 ● Midge Ure / (James Ure) → Scottish guitarist, singer and songwriter, first with bubblegum pop Slik, “Forever And Ever” (UK #1, 1976), left to form pop-rock The Rich Kids, “Rich Kids” (UK #24, 1978), then New Wave electro-synth-pop pioneers Ultravox, “Vienna” (UK #2, 1980) and 15 other UK Top 40 singles, co-organized charity group Band Aid, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (#13, 1984), solo, “Dear God” (Mainstream Rock #6, 1989)
1954 ● David Lee Roth → Flamboyant frontman, lead singer and songwriter for hard rock Van Halen, “Jump” (#1, 1984), solo, “Just Like Paradise” (#6, 1988), radio “shock jock” DJ with Howard Stern
1958 ● Tanya Tucker → Country singer and songwriter, first hit at age 13 with “Delta Dawn” (#72, Country #6, 1972), scored 10 Country #1 hits including “Lizzie And The Rainman” (#37, Country #1, 1975), 1991 Country Music Association singer of the year, starred in her own fly-on-the-wall TV show, Tuckerville, in 2005
1959 ● Kirsty MacColl → Brit singer and songwriter, “There’s A Guy Works Down In The Chip Shop (Swears He’s Elvis)” (UK #14, 1981) and “Walking Down Madison” (Dance/Club #18, 1991), died in a boating accident in Mexico on 12/18/2000, age 41
1960 ● Eric Martin → Vocals for pop-metal “shredder” band Mr. Big, “To Be With You” (#1, 1992)
1960 ● Gail Greenwood → Bass guitarist in alt rock Belly (“Feed The Tree,” #95, Alt Rock #1, UK #32, 1993) and grunge and riot grrrl L7 (“Pretend We’re Dead,” Alt Rock #8, UK #21, 1992), since 2003 with alt rock Benny Sizzler
1961 ● Martin Kemp → Bassist for New Romantic pop-rock Spandau Ballet, “True” (#4, 1983)
1963 ● Jim Glennie → Bassist in Brit alt pop-rock James, “Sit Down” (UK #2, 1991) and “Laid” (#61, Modern Rock #3, 1994)
1963 ● Jonny Male → Guitarist for techno-pop Republica, “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (Modern Rock #39, 1997)
1964 ● Graham Crabb → Drummer for dance-rock Pop Will Eat Itself, “X, Y & Zee” (Modern Rock #11, 1991)
1967 ● Mike Malinin → Guitar and vocals for alt-rock Goo Goo Dolls, “Iris” (#1, 1998)
1972 ● Vinnie Tattanelli → Drummer for power-pop Nine Days, “Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)” (#6, 2000)
1973 ● Scott Morriss → Bassist for indie rock The Bluetones, “Slight Return” (UK #2, 1996)
1979 ● Mýa Marie Harrison → R&B/smooth urban soul singer, “Case Of The Ex” (#2, 2000) and “Lady Marmalade” (#1, 2001) with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim and Pink, dancer and actress
1981 ● Una Healy Foden → Vocals in electro-pop girl-group The Saturdays, “Missing You” (UK #3, 2010) and twelve other UK Top 10 hits

October 11
1919 ● Art Blakey / (Arthur Blakey) → Grammy-winning jazz drummer and bandleader, played in various 40s big bands, in the 50s formed his own band, the influential and archetypical hard bop Jazz Messengers, led multiple lineups of the band and recorded his own solo albums until his death from lung cancer on 10/16/1990, age 71
1932 ● Dottie West / (Dorothy Marie Marsh) → Influential, top-tier country music singer and songwriter with 18 Country Top 20 singles, including “A Lesson In Leaving” (#73, AC #42, Country #1, 1980) plus four Country Top 5 duets with Kenny Rogers, similar to mentor Patsy Cline faced respect issues in a male-dominated Nashville scene, financial problems plagued her during declining popularity in the 80s, sustained injuries in a roll-over car accident on her way to a comeback performance at the Grand Old Opry and died during surgery five days later on 9/4/1991, age 58
1936 ● Joe Ligon / (Willie Joe Ligon) → Founder and preacher-style lead vocalist for Grammy-winning contemporary gospel quartet The Might Clouds Of Joy, their blend of traditional gospel with R&B, soul and pop influences produced two charting singles, “Amazing Grace” (#3, Dance/Club #2, R&B #4, UK #15, 1975) and the disco hit “Mighty High” (Dance/Club #1, 1976) plus multiple gospel music awards over a five decade career, died from unspecified causes on 12/11/2016, age 80
1946 ● Daryl Hall / (Daryl Hohl) → Singer/songwriter and one half of Philly soul-pop-rock duo Hall & Oates, “Private Eyes” (#1, 1981), plus 20 other Top 20 hits
1946 ● Gary Mallaber → Drummer with blues-rock then psych-rock then pop-rock Steve Miller Band, “The Joker” (#1, 1973), then session work for dozens of artists, including Peter Frampton, Poco, Van Morrison and Bonnie Raitt
1950 ● Andrew Woolfolk → Saxophonist for R&B/soul-dance-pop Earth, Wind & Fire, “Shining Star” (#1, 1975)
1957 ● Blair Cunningham → Drummer for New Wave funk-pop Haircut 100, “Love Plus One” (#37, 1982)
1957 ● Chris Joyce → Drummer and co-founder of Brit soul-pop Simply Red, “Holding Back The Years” (#1, 1986)
1958 ● Tony Moore → Brit singer/songwriter, musician, radio personality and music promoter who was briefly keyboardist for heavy metal Iron Maiden and later with New Wave pop-rock Cutting Crew, “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” (#1, 1987), founded new music nightclub The Kashmir Klub in 1997 and currently manages other London music venues
1962 ● Andy McCoy / (Antti Hulkko) → Guitarist for Finnish glam-punk-metal Hanoi Rocks, covered Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Up Around The Bend” (UK #61, 1984)
1962 ● Scott Johnson → Vocals and guitar for power-pop Gin Blossoms, “Found Out About You” (Modern Rock #1, 1994)
1971 ● MC Lyte / (Lana Michele Moorer) → Rapper, “Cold Rock A Party” (#11, Rap #1, 1997), first female to release a full rap album (Lyte As A Rock, 1988), sometime TV actress
1973 ● Brendan Brown → Vocals and guitar for post-grunge Wheatus, “Teenage Dirtbag” (Modern Rock #7, 2001)

October 12
1927 ● Joe Olivier → Guitarist with early and important rock ‘n’ roll group Bill Haley & His Comets, “Rock Around The Clock” (#1, 1955)
1929 ● Nappy Brown / (Napoleon Brown Goodson Culp) → R&B/gospel, blues and early rock ‘n’ roll-era singer and songwriter with a distinctive sing-song, added consonants delivery and several hits in the 50s, including “Don’t Be Angry” (#25, R&B #2, 1955), faded by 1960 but enjoyed a career revival in the 80s, died in his sleep on 9/20/2008, age 78
1935 ● Sam Moore / (Samuel David Hicks) → Tenor vocals and one half of R&B/soul Sam & Dave, “Soul Man” (#2, 1967), the most successful and critically-acclaimed soul music duo of all time
1935 ● Luciano Pavarotti → Highly successful and widely-admired Italian opera star and pop music singer, performed on Saturday Night Live and sang with U2 on “Miss Sarajevo”, died from pancreatic cancer on 9/6/1977, age 71
1942 ● Melvin Franklin → Bass vocals for Motown R&B/soul legends The Temptations, “My Girl” (#1, 1965) and Grammy-winning “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” (#1, 1972), died after a coma-inducing seizure on 2/23/1995, age 52
1948 ● Rick Parfitt → Vocals and rhythm guitar for Brit psych-boogie rock Status Quo, “Pictures Of Matchstick Men” (#12, 1968)
1955 ● Jane Siberry → Canadian art-pop-rock singer and songwriter, “One More Colour” (Canada #27, 1985) from the album The Speckless Sky (#149, 1986)
1955 ● Pat DiNizio / (Patrick Michael DiNizio) → Founding member, lead singer, lead guitarist and chief songwriter for alt pop-rock The Smithereens (“A Girl Like You,” #38, Mainstream Rock #2, 1989), later issued several solo albums and became an XM satellite radio host and programmer, ran unsuccessfully for a US Senate seat from New Jersey in 2000, developed neural damage after falling and died from its complications several years later on 12/12/2017, age 62
1956 ● Dave Vanian / (David Letts) → Singer and founding member of first-wave punk rockers The Damned, “Eloise” (UK #3, 1986), solo, now hosts TV show featuring homemade horror movies contributed by viewers
1966 ● Brian Kennedy → Irish singer/songwriter, played in Van Morrison band, solo, “Life, Love And Happiness”, (UK #27, 1996), appeared on Broadway in The River Dance
1969 ● Martie Maguire / (Martha Elenor Erwin) → Multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter with country-rock girl group Dixie Chicks, “Not Ready To Make Nice” (#4, 2006)
1979 ● Jordan Pundik → Founding member, lyricist and lead vocals for pop-punk New Found Glory, “My Friends Over You” (Alt Rock #5, 2002)

October 13
1937 ● Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow / (Bruce Meyerowitz) → Beloved 60s and 70s pop-rock Top 40 radio DJ (WABC-am New York), then media businessman and currently Sirius XM satellite radio host
1940 ● Chris Farlowe / (John Henry Deighton) → Rock, blues and blue-eyed soul singer, covered the Jagger/Richards song, “Out of Time” (UK #1, 1966), session work for Colosseum, Atomic Rooster, Jimmy Page and others
1941 ● Paul Simon → Highly acclaimed and ten-time Grammy-winning folk-pop-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, one half the 60 folk-pop duo Simon & Garfunkel, “Bridge Over Trouble Water” (#1, 1970), solo, “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” (#1, 1975) and 12 other Top 40 hits plus the 1986 Grammy Album of the Year, Graceland (#3, 1987)
1944 ● Robert Lamm → Founding member, vocals, keyboards and songwriter for horn-pop-rock Chicago, wrote “25 Or 6 To 4” (#4, 1970) and “Saturday In The Park” (#3, 1972), solo with seven albums plus a 2000 collaboration album with Gerry Beckley (America) and Carl Wilson (The Beach Boys)
1947 ● Sammy Hagar → Hard rock guitarist and lead singer with early heavy metal band Montrose, “Bad Motor Scooter” (1973), solo, “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” (#13, 1983), replaced David Lee Roth in Van Halen, “When It’s Love” (#5, 1988), resumed solo career in 1995
1948 ● John Ford Coley / (John Edward Colley) → Guitar and vocals in folk-pop duo England Dan & John Ford Coley, “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” (#2, 1976)
1948 ● Peter David Spencer → Drums and vocals for pop-rock Smokie, “Living Next Door To Alice” (#25, 1977)
1950 ● Simon Nicol → Guitarist for renowned Brit folk-rock Fairport Convention, “Si Tu Dos Partir” (UK #21, 1969)
1959 ● Gerry Darby → Founding member and drummer for Brit jazz-pop-rock Carmel, “Bad Day” (UK #15, 1983)
1959 ● Marie Osmond → Youngest sibling of family-oriented light pop-rock The Osmonds, ten US Top 40 singles including “One Bad Apple” (#1, 1971), country-pop solo career, “Paper Roses” (#5, Country #1, 1973) and seven other Country Top 40 hits, TV host
1962 ● Rob Marche → Guitarist for dance-pop-rock Jo Boxers, “Boxer Beat” (UK #3, 1983)
1968 ● Carlos Marin → Baritone for pre-fab Euro-pop vocal quartet Il Divo, “Unbreak My Heart” (Adult Contemporary #33, 2005)
1970 ● Paul Potts → Welsh crossover opera singer and winner of the first series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, debut album One Chance (#21, UK #1, 2007)
1977 ● Justin Peroff / (Justin Papadimitriou) → Canadian drummer for jazz/pop/rock Broken Social Scene, “1 2 3 4” (UK #4, 2007), TV and film actor
1980 ● Ashanti / (Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas) → R&B/contemporary urban singer, songwriter, dancer and actress, “Foolish” (#1, 2002)
1981 ● Kele / (Kelechukwu Rowland Okereke) → Lead singer and rhythm guitarist for indie pop-punk revival Bloc Party, “Helicopter” (Dance #5, 2006), solo

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Singles Released This Week (October 1 – 7)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side)

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).



October 01
1963 • Elvis Presley • “Witchcraft” • Latin Rock • Fun In Alcapulco • [B-Side]
1963 • Elvis Presley • “Bossa Nova Baby” • Latin Rock • Fun In Alcapulco • “Witchcraft”
1965 • The Byrds • “She Don’t Care About Time” • Folk-Rock • Turn, Turn, Turn • [B-Side]
1965 • The Byrds • “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)” • Folk-Rock • Turn, Turn, Turn • “She Don’t Care About Time”
1969 • The Byrds • “Ballad Of Easy Rider” • Folk-Rock • Ballad Of Easy Rider • “Oil In My Lamp”
1974 • Harry Chapin • “Cat’s In The Cradle” • Folk-Pop • Verities & Balderdash • “Vacancy”
1985 • Sting • “Fortress Around Your Heart” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Dream Of The Blue Turtles • “Shadows In The Rain”
1988 • Tracy Chapman • “Baby Can I Hold You” • Folk-Rock • Tracy Chapman • “Across The Lines”
1990 • Wilson Phillips • “Impulsive” • Pop-Rock • Wilson Phillips • “The Dream Is Still Alive”
1992 • R.E.M. • “Drive” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Automatic For The People • “Winged Mammal Theme”


October 02
1969 • Shocking Blue • “Venus” • Psychedelic Pop • At Home • “Hot Sand”
1970 • T. Rex • “Ride A White Swan” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Is It Love?”
1974 • The Doobie Brothers • “Nobody” • Pop-Rock • The Doobie Brothers • “Flying Cloud”
1978 • Pointer Sisters • “Fire” • Soul • Energy • “Love Is Like A Rolling Stone”
1980 • Dire Straits • “Tunnel Of Love” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Making Movies • “Tunnel of Love, Part 2”
1984 • Prince • “America” • Soul-Funk • Around The World In A Day • “Girl”
1987 • Billy Idol • “Mony Mony” • Hard Rock • Vital Idol • “311 Man”
1991 • Bryan Adams • “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” • Pop-Rock • Waking Up The Neighbors • “It’s Only Love”


October 03
1980 • The Police • “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Zenyatta Mondatta • “A Sermon”
1980 • Supertramp • “Take The Long Way Home” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Breakfast in America • “From Now On”
1981 • Triumph • “Allied Forces” • Arena Rock • Allied Forces • “Hot Time In This City Tonight”
1983 • Genesis • “That’s All!” • Prog Rock • Genesis • “Second Home By The Sea”
1987 • Guns N’ Roses • “Welcome To The Jungle” • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Mr. Brownstone”
2000 • Matchbox Twenty • “If You’re Gone” • Alt. Rock • Mad Season • N/A


1963 • The Marvelettes • “As Long As I Know He’s Mine” • Soul – Motown • [Single] • “Little Girl Blue”
1963 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “You’ll Never Walk Alone” [UK] • Ballad • How Do You Like It? • “It’s Alright”
1966 • The New Vaudeville Band • “Winchester Cathedral” • Pop • [Single] • “Wait For Me Baby”
1969 • It’s A Beautiful Day • “White Bird” • Psychedelic (SFO) • It’s A Beautiful Day • “Wasted Union Blues”
1974 • John Lennon • “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Walls And Bridges • “Beef Jerky”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Letting Go” • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “You Gave Me The Answer”
1984 • Hall & Oates • “Out Of Touch” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Big Bam Boom • “Cold, Dark & Yesterday”
1988 • The Beach Boys • “Kokomo” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Still Cruisin’ • “Tutti Frutti” [Little Richard]
1994 • Green Day • “Welcome To Paradise” • Punk Rock • Dookie • N/A


October 05
1962 • The Beatles • “P.S. I Love You” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • [B-Side]
1962 • The Beatles • “Love Me Do” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • “P.S. I Love You”
1973 • The Who • “5:15” • British Rock • Quadrophenia • “Water”
1976 • The Doobie Brothers • “It Keeps You Runnin'” • Pop-Rock • Takin’ It To The Streets • “Turn It Loose”
1979 • Kool & the Gang • “Ladies’ Night” • Disco-Funk • Ladies’ Night • “Too Hot”
1980 • Queen • “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” • Glam Rock • The Game • “We Will Rock You” [Live}
1981 • U2 • “Gloria” • Alt. Pop-Rock • October • “I Will Follow” [Live]
1982 • The Time • “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” • Soul-Funk • What Time Is It? • “I Don’t Wanna Leave You”
1983 • Michael Jackson • “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Working Day And Night” [The Jacksons]
1987 • Sammy Hagar • “Eagles Fly” • Hard Rock • I Never Said Goodbye • “Hands And Knees”
1987 • Michael Jackson • “Smooth Criminal” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Smooth Criminal” [Instrumental]
1992 • Spin Doctors • “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” • Alt Pop-Rock • Pocket Full of Kryptonite • “What Time Is It?/Freeway Of Plains” [Live]
1992 • The Cure • “A Letter To Elise” • Pop-Rock • Wish • “The Big Hand”
1996 • The Cardigans • “Lovefool” • Pop-Rock • First Band On The Moon • “Nasty Sunny Beam”


October 06
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be)” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Love Me Tender” • Soft Ballad • Elvis • “Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be)”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “I’m A Man” • Blues Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Still I’m Sad”
1965 • The Supremes • “I Hear A Symphony” • Soul – Motown • I Hear A Symphony • “Who Could Ever Doubt My Love”
1966 • Martha & The Vandellas • “I’m Ready For Love” • Soul – Dance • [Single] • “He Doesn’t Love Her Anymore”
1966 • Episode Six • “I Can See Through You” • Brit Pop-Rock • [Single] • “When I Fall In Love”
1969 • The Beatles • “Something” • Pop-Rock • Abbey Road • “Come Together” [Double A-Side]
1969 • The Beatles • “Come Together” • Pop-Rock • Abbey Road • “Something” [Double A-Side]
1970 • Elvis Presley • “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” • Pop Ballad • That’s The Way It Is • “Patch It Up”
1977 • Aerosmith • “Draw The Line” • Hard Rock • Draw The Line • “Bright Light Fright”
1978 • The Moody Blues • “Driftwood” • Prog Rock • Octave • “I’m Your Man”
1981 • Journey • “Don’t Stop Believin'” • Power Ballad • Escape • “Natural Thing”
1982 • Madonna • “Everybody” • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “Everybody” [Instrumental Version]
1986 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Hip To Be Square” • Pop-Rock • Fore! • “Some Of My Lies Are True”
1992 • Elton John • “The Last Song” • Pop-Rock • The One • “The Man Who Never Died” [Remix]
1996 • Matchbox Twenty • “Back 2 Good” • Alt. Rock • Yourself Or Someone Like You • N/A
1998 • Eagle-Eye Cherry • “Save Tonight” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Desireless • “Conversation”
2003 • Blondie • “Good Boys” • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Curse Of Blondie • N/A


October 07
1963 • Freddie & The Dreamers • “I’m Telling You Now” • Merseybeat • [Single] • “What Have I Done to You?”
1964 • The Beefeaters • “Please Let Me Love You” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Be Long”
1966 • The Moody Blues • “Boulevard De La Madelaine” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “This Is My House (But Nobody Calls)”
1966 • The Hollies • “Stop! Stop! Stop!” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Stop! Stop! Stop! • “It’s You”
1966 • The Hollies • “Stop! Stop! Stop!” • Pop-Rock • Stop! Stop! Stop! • “It’s You”
1969 • The Jackson 5 • “I Want You Back” • Soul – Pop • Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 • “Who’s Lovin’ You”
1971 • Hot Tuna • “Been So Long” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Candy Man”
1972 • Michael Jackson • “Got To Be There” • Soul – Motown • Got To Be There • “Maria (You Were the Only One)”
1977 • Queen • “We Are The Champions” • Glam Rock • News Of The World • “We Will Rock You”
2006 • Pearl Jam • “Gone” • Grunge Rock • Pearl Jam • “Come Back” [Live] / “Gone” [Live]

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