October 4th On This Day Music History

October 4th Happy Birthday to Leroy Van Dyke (1929), Jim Fielder – Blood Sweat &Tears (1947), Barbara Kooyman – Timbuk 3 (1958), Chris Lowe – Pet Shop Boys (1959), Jon Secada (1962), Lena Zavaroni (1963), Neil Sims – Catherine Wheel (1965), Katina Sergeevna – Tatu (1984)

Chart News
1962 The Tornadoes at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Telstar’,
1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Green River’
1969 The Beatles at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Abbey Road’
1975 David Essex at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hold Me Close’,
1975 Pink Floyd at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Wish You Were Here’.
1980 Queen at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’
1986 Paul Simon at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Graceland.’
1997 Boyz II Men at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘4 Seasons Of Loneliness’
2008 T.I. at No.1 on the US chart with ‘Whatever You Like’
2009 Paramore at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Brand New Eyes’
2014 Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj at No.1 on the UK chart with ‘Bang Bang’

Gig News
1961 Bob Dylan played at New York’s Carnegie Hall
1966 The Byrds played at The Village Gate, New York City.
1968 Led Zeppelin played their first ever gig at Newcastle Mayfair – billed as The New Yardbirds, the band changed their name ahead of the next date at the University of Surrey on 15th October
1971 Pink Floyd played at the Roman Ampitheater, Pompeii, Italy
1982 The Smiths made their live debut at the Ritz in Manchester England, supporting Blue Rondo A La Turk.
1983 Gary Numan performed at The Odeon, Birmingham, England.

Music News
1970 Janis Joplin died

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