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October 31st, 1964 The Supremes at No. 1 with ‘Baby Love’

On October 31st, 1964, The Supremes started a four week run at No. 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Baby Love’, the group’s second of five consecutive US No. 1′s. The group were formally known as the five piece … read more

October 30th, 1939 American singer Grace Slick was born

On October 30th, 1939, American singer Grace Slick was born. She’s best known as one of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, as well as for her work as a … read more

October 29th, 1966 ? & the Mysterians at No. 1 with ’96 Tears’

On October 29th, 1966, ? & the Mysterians went to No. 1 on the US singles chart with ’96 Tears’. Although he closely guarded his true identity at the time, the man known as Question Mark turned out to be … read more

October 28th, 1940 English rock/pop singer Wayne Fontana was born

On October 28th, 1940, English rock/pop singer Wayne Fontana was born. He is best known for the 1965 hit ‘Game of Love’ with the Mindbenders.

October 27th, 2013 Lou Reed died

On October 27th, 2013, Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed died at the age of 71. An admitted hard drinker and drug user for many years, he underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland in April 2013. Afterwards he claimed on his … read more

October 20th, 1962 Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt Kickers at No. 1 with ‘Monster Mash’

On October 20th, 1962, Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt Kickers started a two week run at No. 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Monster Mash’, it became a No.3 in the UK eleven years later in 1973. The … read more

October 19th, 1973 David Bowie released his 7th album ‘Pin Ups’

On October 19th, 1973, David Bowie released his seventh album Pin Ups. The album, which features supermodel Twiggy on the front cover, is a collection of cover versions of some of the singer’s favourite songs, including tracks by Pink Floyd, … read more

October 18th, 1926 Chuck Berry was born

On October 18th, 1926, Chuck Berry was born. The singer, songwriter and guitarist wrote the 1963 UK No. 6 single ‘Let It Rock’ plus many other classic songs. He also had surprise hit in 1972 with the UK and US … read more

October 17th, 1964 Manfred Mann at No. 1 with ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’

On October 17th, 1964, Manfred Mann started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, possibly the first No.1 with a nonsense song title.

October 6th 1964, The Beatles Record ‘Eight Days A Week’

On October 6th, 1964, The Beatles spent the afternoon recording ‘Eight Days A Week’ at Abbey Road studios in London. Late evening was spent at The Ad Lib Club, London, partying with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger.