Tuesday, October 9, 2018
In 1929 Gene Autry begins his first recording session.
In 1958 Eddie Cochran records "C'mon Everybody."
In 1959 At the age of 22, Bobby Darin is the youngest performer to headline
at the Sands Hotel's Copa Room in Las Vegas.
In 1961 "Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart
and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1964 The Rolling Stones announce the cancellation of a planned South
African tour due to an anti-apartheid embargo by the British
In 1964 The Beach Boys record "Dance, Dance, Dance."
In 1965 "Get Off Of My Cloud" by the Rolling Stones enters the U.S. top 40
In 1965 "Yesterday" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and
stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1966 John Lennon attends an avante-garde art exhibit in London and meets
artist Yoko Ono.
In 1966 The Rolling Stones' first live album, "Got Live If You Want It," is
recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall.
In 1967 Jimi Hendrix is profiled in Newsweek magazine.
In 1971 "Wild Night" by Van Morrison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 Elvis and Priscilla Presley's divorce is declared final.
In 1973 "Loves Me Like A Rock" by Paul Simon and "We're An American Band" by
Grand Funk Railroad are both certified gold.
In 1974 "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John goes gold.
In 1976 "A Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy is #1 on the U.S. top 40
In 1978 Grand Ole Opry star Grandpa Jones is elected to the Country Music
Hall of Fame.
In 1978 David Bowie's double album "Stage" is released.
In 1980 Gary Glitter (Rock & Roll Part 2) officially declares bankruptcy.
In 1980 John Lennon celebrates his 40th birthday by releasing his first
single in over 5 years, "(Just Like) Starting Over."
In 1985 Yoko Ono dedicates "Strawberry Fields," a 2 and a half acre garden
memorial, to John Lennon in New York City's Central Park.
In 1987 The film "Hail! Hail! Rock 'N Roll" opens in select U.S. theaters.
In 1989 George Strait wins his first CMA Entertainer of the Year award.
In 1991 A reunited Procol Harum performs on NBC's "Late Night With David
In 1996 Mary Chapin Carpenter's album "A Place In The World" is released.
In 1996 Alanis Morissette's album "Jagged Little Pill" goes platinum for the
In 1997 Jethro Tull kicks off its North American tour in Poughkeepsie, NY,
celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band's "Thick As A Brick."
In 1997 "Candle In The Wind 1997" by Elton John is certified platinum for
the eleventh time.
In 1998 Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and Emmylou Harris perform in Washington,
DC, to raise funds for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World.
In 1999 Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics begin the first of 3 fundraising
concerts (dubbed NetAid) held in London, Geneva and New Jersey. It
was broadcast live on the Internet to increase awareness about world
In 2000 On what would have been John Lennon's 60th birthday, the John Lennon
Museum opens to the public in Tokyo.
In 2000 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band reunites at Nashville's historic Ryman
Auditorium for a performance of "Will the Circle BeUnbroken."
In 2001 U2's Bono, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Moby make unannounced
appearances at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts
in New York. It was organized by the Beastie Boys.
In 2009 Texas music legend Rusty Wier dies after a two-year battle with
cancer. He was 65.
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