13 October

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1979 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson tops the Hot 100.

1977 R&B singer Shirley Brickley (of The Orlons) is shot to death by an intruder in her home, at age 32.

1971 The Velvet Vampire is released in the US; the soundtrack includes "Evil Hearted Woman Blues" performed live by its composer Johnny Shines.

1968 Florence Ballard (of The Supremes) gives birth to twin daughters, born two months premature.

1963 The largest audience in British television history watch The Beatles perform on "Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium."

1960 Marie Osmond is born Olive Marie Osmond in Ogden, Utah. Known for her 1973 country cover of "Paper Roses" and her collaboration with brother Donny for a TV variety show.

1957 The Four Preps, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby all appear on a CBS television special to introduce the brand new Edsel automobile.

1956 The Bill Haley film Don't Knock The Rock starts filming.

1948 John Ford Coley, folk rock/country singer and instrumentalist, is born in Dallas, Texas.

1947 Sammy Hagar is born in Salinas, California. He replaces David Lee Roth as lead singer of Van Halen from 1985-1996, before returning in 2004.

1944 Robert Lamm (keyboardist and songwriter for Chicago) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1927 Country singer Anita Kerr, leader of The Anita Kerr Singers, is born Anita Jean Grilli in Memphis, Tennessee. Her group will perform backing vocals for Red Foley, Ernest Tubb, Roy Orbison, and Willie Nelson, among others.

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Neil Young Hosts First Bridge School Benefit


Neil Young headlines the first Bridge School benefit concert in support of the non-profit institution that provides education for children with verbal and physical disabilities. Young and his wife Pegi co-founded the school when their son, Ben, was born with cerebral palsy. The all-acoustic concert - featuring performances by Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Tom Petty, and a reunited Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - turns into an annual event that adds many more big-name acts to the roster, including regular guests Pearl Jam.

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