18 October

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1949 Gary Richrath (guitarist for REO Speedwagon) is born in Peoria, Illinois.

1946 Joe Egan (co-founder of Stealers Wheel) is born in Paisley, Scotland.

1943 Russ Giguere (vocalist/percussionist/guitarist for The Association) is born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but would be raised in San Diego, California.

1940 Songwriter Cynthia Weil is born in New York. Known for her work with husband Barry Mann, including "On Broadway," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," to name a few.

1938 R&B singer Ronnie Bright (of The Coasters) is born in New York.

1935 Tommy Dorsey records "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You."

1926 Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1922 The British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, the first national broadcasting corporation, is founded on this day in London.

1899 Gussie Davis, the first popular black Tin Pan Alley composer, dies at age 35.

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Early Rockers Appear At First-Ever Nostalgia Show

1969

Promoter Richard Nader puts on the first "Rock and Roll Revival" concerts, with performances by Chuck Berry, The Coasters, The Shirelles, Sha Na Na and Bill Haley. Held at Madison Square Garden's Felt Forum, the two shows sell out, leading to a series of similar concerts and the emergence of the "oldies" format.

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