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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.

September 24th 1942, Linda McCartney was Born

On September 24th 1942, Linda McCartney (Linda Eastman), was born. She was the wife of Paul McCartney, a photographer, and animal rights campaigner who launched her own brand of vegetarian food. Linda played keyboards with Wings and on some of … read more

September 23rd 1967, The Box Tops are at No.1 with ‘The Letter’

On September 23rd, 1967, The Box Tops started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Letter’, a No.5 hit in the UK. The record went on to sell over four million copies and receive … read more

September 18th 1939, Frankie Avalon was Born

On September 18th 1939, American actor, singer, playwright, and former teen idol Frankie Avalon was born. On his twenty-first birthday (1960), Frankie Avalon was given $600,000 (£330,000) that he earned as a minor from such hits as his 1959 US No.1 … read more

On September 16th, 1925, US Blues Guitarist B.B.King Was Born

On September 16th, 1925, American blues guitarist B.B. King was born! He turns 89 today and has no plans on slowing down, he is currently on tour across America. More info on his tour here: http://www.bbking.com/events/ Some of his most notable hits are, … read more

September 15th 1965, Ford Motors First to Put 8-Track Tape Player in Vehicles

On September 15th, 1965, The Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles on sale in the US. Tapes were initially only available at auto parts … read more