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    WEEK 11th - 20th OCTOBER


    October 20, 1977 : "LYNYRD SKYNYRD"'s Ronnie Van Zant, Steve and Cassie Gaines are killed in plane crash. The event occurs three days after the release of "Lynyrd Skynyrd"'s "Street Survivors" album which depicts the band standing among flames on the cover.

    October 19, 1979 : "IRON MAIDEN" headline the Marquee for the first time. It's also the first time record companies come to see the band. The show is a sell-out.

    October 18, 1993 : "IRON MAIDEN" release the album, "A Real Dead One".

    October 18, 1999 : original ALICE COOPER guitarist Glen Buxton, co-writer of 'School's Out', 'I'm Eighteen' and 'Elected', dies at 49 of pneumonia.

    October 18, 2002 : "QUEEN" are honoured with their own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

    October 18, 1976 : "LED ZEPPELIN" release "The Song Remains The Same".

    October 17, 1993 : "SAVATAGE" guitarist Criss Oliva is killed by a drunk driver in Florida.

    October 14, 1975 : "KISS" "Rock And Roll All Nite" is released.

    October 14, 1977 : "TRIUMPH" release their album,"Rock And Roll Machine".

    October 14, 1980 : "MOTORHEAD" release "Ace Of Spades".


    October 13, 1978 : "AC/DC" release "If You Want Blood, You've Got It".

    October 13, 1980 : "AC/DC"'s "Back In Black" goes platinum.

    October 13, 1992 : The Supreme Court decides not to reinstate lawsuits alleging that OZZY OSBOURNE's music prompted the suicides of two teenagers.
    Posted on 2008-10-15 02:14:27 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 11th - 20th OCTOBER (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    October 11, 1948, Daryl Hall (Daryl Hohl) (Hall and Oates)
    October 11, 1950, Andrew Woolfolk (Earth Wind and Fire)
    October 12, 1935, Luciano Pavarotti
    October 12, 1935, Sam Moore (Sam and Dave)
    October 12, 1942, Melvin Franklin (Temptations)
    October 13, 1942, Art Garfunkel (Simon & Garfunkel)
    October 13, 1944, Robert Lamm (Chicago)
    October 13, 1947, Sammy Hagar (Montrose/Van Halen)
    October 13, 1951, John Ford Coley (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
    October 13, 1959, Marie Osmond
    October 14, 1940, Cliff Richard
    October 14, 1946, Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
    October 14, 1958, Thomas Dolby
    October 15, 1925, Mickey "Guitar" Baker (Mickey & Sylvia)
    October 15, 1935, Barry McGuire
    October 15, 1938, Marv Johnson
    October 15, 1944, Don Stevenson (Moby Grape)
    October 15, 1946, Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters)
    October 15, 1950, Chris De Burgh
    October 15, 1953, Tito Jackson (Toriano Adaryll Jackson) (Jackson 5)
    October 15, 1962, Mark Reznicek (Toadies)
    October 16, 1923, Bert Kaempfert
    October 16, 1938, Nico (Velvet Underground)
    October 16, 1943, Fred Turner (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
    October 16, 1947, Bob 'Ace' Weir (Grateful Dead)
    October 16, 1953, Tony Carey (Rainbow)
    October 16, 1959, Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
    October 16, 1962, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    October 16, 1969, Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips)
    October 17, 1941, James Seals (Seals & Crofts)
    October 17, 1941, Alan Howard (Tremeloes)
    October 17, 1942, Gary Puckett
    October 17, 1946, Jim Tucker (The Turtles)
    October 17, 1949, Bill Hudson (Hudson Brothers)
    October 17, 1968, Ziggy Marley
    October 17, 1972, Clef Jean (Fugees)
    October 18, 1926, Chuck Berry
    October 18, 1938, Ronnie Bright (Coasters)
    October 18, 1947, Laura Nyro
    October 18, 1952, Keith Knudsen (Doobie Brothers/Southern Pacific)
    October 18, 1961, Wynton Marsalis
    October 18, 1966, Tim Cross (Sponge)
    October 18, 1974, Peter Svenson (Cardigans)
    October 19, 1940, Larry Chance (Earls)
    October 19, 1945, Keith Reid (Procol Harum)
    October 19, 1947, Wilbert Hart (Delfonics)
    October 19, 1957, Karl Wallinger (World Party)
    October 19, 1972, Pras Michel (Fugees)
    October 20, 1939, Jay Siegel (Tokens)
    October 20, 1945, Ric Lee (Ten Years After)
    October 20, 1951, Alan Greenwood (Foreigner)
    October 20, 1950, Tom Petty
    October 20, 1958, Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
    October 20, 1964, Jim Sonefeld (Hootie & The Blowfish)
    Posted on 2008-10-13 15:58:38 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th OCTOBER


    October 5, 1970 : "LED ZEPPELIN" releases "III".

    October 5, 1985 : "IRON MAIDEN" release the single for "Running Free Live".

    October 5, 1991 : "GUNS N' ROSES" "Use Your Illusion II" and "Use Your Illusion I" debut on the Billboard chart at #1 and #2 respectively.

    October 4, 1975 : "PINK FLOYD"'s "Wish You Were Here" album hits #1.

    October 4, 1980 : "QUEEN"'s "Another One Bites The Dust" hits #1 on the singles chart.

    October 4, 1986 : "VAN HALEN"'s "Love Walks In" peaks at #22 on the Billboard singles chart.

    October 4, 1993 : "IRON MAIDEN" release the single for "Hallowed Be Thy Name".

    October 4, 1970 : JANIS JOPLIN dies of a heroin overdose in Hollywood.

    October 2, 1977 : "KISS" bassist GENE SIMMONS receives a platinum record for his solo LP, one of four released concurrently by the members of "KISS". Simmons' charts the highest getting up to #22.

    October 2, 1982 : "AEROSMITH" releases "Rock In A Hard Place" without original guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay replaced the axemen.

    October 2, 1982 : "RUSH" releases "Signals".

    October 2, 1995 : "IRON MAIDEN"'s album, "The X-Factor" is released.

    October 1, 1970 : JIMI HENDRIX is buried in his hometown of Seattle, WA.

    October 1, 1990 : "IRON MAIDEN"'s "No Prayer For The Dying" album is released.

    Posted on 2008-10-01 15:53:08 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th OCTOBER (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    October 1, 1935, Julie Andrews (Julie Elizabeth Wells)
    October 1, 1943, Jerry Martini (Sly & The Family Stone)
    October 1, 1944, Barbara Parritt (Toys)
    October 1, 1944, Scott McKenzie
    October 1, 1945, Donny Hathaway
    October 1, 1947, Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash)
    October 1, 1948, "Cub" Koda (Brownsville Station)
    October 1, 1957, Howard Hewett (Shalamar)
    October 1, 1968, Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra)
    October 2, 1941, Ron Meagher (Beau Brummels)
    October 2, 1945, Don McLean
    October 2, 1950, Michael Rutherford (Genesis)
    October 2. 1951, Sting (Gordon Matthew Sumner)
    October 2, 1955, Philip Oakley (Human League)
    October 2, 1956, Freddie Jackson
    October 2, 1967, Bud Graugh (Sublime)
    October 2, 1971, Tiffany
    October 3, 1936, James Darren
    October 3, 1938, Eddie Cochran (Edward Ray Cochran)
    October 3, 1941, Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans)
    October 3, 1947, Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
    October 3, 1954, Stevie Ray Vaughan
    October 3, 1962, Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)
    October 4, 1944, Nona Hendryx (LaBelle)
    October 4, 1944, Marlena Davis (Orlons)
    October 4, 1947, Jim Fielder (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
    October 4, 1959, Chris Lowe (Pet Shop Boys)
    October 5, 1936, George Jones Jr. (Edsels)
    October 5, 1938, Carlos Mastangelo (Belmonts)
    October 5, 1941, Arlene Smith (Chantells)
    October 5, 1941, Wally Lester (Skyliners)
    October 5, 1942, Richard Street (Temptations)
    October 5, 1943, Steve Miller
    October 5, 1948, Brian Connolly (Sweet)
    October 5, 1949, B.W. Stevenson
    October 5, 1954, Bob Geldof
    October 6, 1917, Bob Neal (ex-Presley manager)
    October 6, 1946, Millie Small
    October 6, 1949, Thomas McClary (Commodores)
    October 6, 1951, Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
    October 6, 1954, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos)
    October 6, 1964, Matthew Sweet
    October 7, 1941 Terry Silvester (Main Ingredient)
    October 7, 1941, Martin Murray (Honeycombs)
    October 7, 1943, Dino Valenti (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
    October 7, 1945, Kevin Godley (10cc)
    October 7, 1951, John Cougar Mellencamp
    October 7, 1953, Tico Torres (Bon Jovi)
    October 7, 1968, Toni Braxton
    October 7, 1968, Thom E. Yorke (Radiohead)
    October 7, 1969, Leeroy Thornhill (The Prodigy)
    October 8, 1934, Doc Green (Drifters)
    October 8, 1940, Fred Cash (Impressions)
    October 8, 1949, Michael Rosen (Average White Band)
    October 8, 1950, Robert 'Kool' Bell (Kool and The Gang)
    October 8, 1951, Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) (Ramones)
    October 9, 1940, John Lennon
    October 9, 1944, John Entwistle (The Who)
    October 9, 1944, Peter Tosh (Winston Hubert Macintosh) (Wailers)
    October 9, 1950, Jackson Browne
    October 9, 1954, James Fearnley (The Pogues)
    October 9, 1961, Kurt Neumann (BoDeans)
    October 9, 1969, P.J. Harvey
    October 9, 1975, Sean Ono Lennon
    October 10, 1914, Ivory Joe Hunter
    October 10, 1917, Thelonius Monk
    October 10, 1943, Denis D'Ell (Honeycombs)
    October 10, 1945, Alan Cartwright (Procol Harum)
    October 10, 1946, John Prine
    October 10, 1948, Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers)
    October 10, 1953, Midge Ure
    October 10, 1955, David Lee Roth (Van Halen)
    October 10, 1958, Tanya Tucker
    October 10, 1961, Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
    October 10, 1967, Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls)
    October 10, 1964, Neneh Cherry
    Posted on 2008-10-01 15:48:00 and written by dimitris