October 1st Happy Birthday to
Richard Harris (1930), Julie Andrews (1935), Barbara Parritt – The Toys (1944), Herb Fame – Peaches and Herb (1942), Jerry Martini – Sly and The Family Stone (1943), Donny Hathaway (1945), Rob Davis – Mud (1947), Mariska Veres – Shocking Blue (1947), Cub Koda – Brownsville Station (1948), Howard Hewett – Shalamar (1955), Andy Walton – Kenny (1957), Hector ”Zeta” Bosio – Soda Stereo (1958),
Martin Cooper – OMD (1958), Youssou N’Dour (1959), Keith Duffy – Boyzone (1974), Dizzee Rascal (1985)
1960 Johnny O’Keefe at No.1 in Australia with ‘Come On and Take My Hand / Don’t You Know (Pretty Baby)’
1973 The Simon Park Orchestra at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Eye Level’ (from the ITV series ‘Van Der Valk)
1973 Suzi Quatro at No.1 on the Australian chart with ‘Can The Can’
1977 Meco at No.1 on the US singles chart with a disco version of ‘Star Wars Theme’.
1982 John Cougar at No.1 on both the US album and singles chart with the album ‘American Fool’ and the single ‘Jack And Diane’.
1988 Bon Jovi at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘New Jersey’
1994 Eric Clapton at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘From The Cradle’.
2000 Madonna at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Music’
2000 Madonna at No.1 on the Australian chart with ‘Music’
2011 Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera at No.1 on the US chart with ‘Moves Like Jagger’
1960 The Beatles performed at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
1965 Bob Dylan appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York City
1966 Jimi Hendrix appeared live for the first time in the UK when he jammed with Cream at their gig at London Polytechnic.
1984 Elvis Costello and the Attractions played at London Hammersmith Palais.
1985 R.E.M. appeared at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland.
1987 Def Leppard played at Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, New York.
1997 Robbie Williams performed at Norwich UEA, England