22 October

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1989 Folk singer Ewan MacColl, whose songs include "Dirty Old Town" and "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," dies at 74.

1985 Zac Hanson (of Hanson) is born in Arlington, Virginia, to a family that includes older brothers - and future bandmates - Isaac and Taylor. He would be raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1978 Earth, Wind & Fire begin a 75-date, sold-out US tour in Louisville, Kentucky.

1976 The Damned release "New Rose," the first ever British punk single.

1976 Jon Foreman (frontman for Switchfoot) is born in San Bernardino, California, raised in Massachusetts and Virginia Beach.

1969 R&B singer/songwriter Tommy Edwards dies in Henrico County, Virginia, at age 47.

1968 Reggae fusion artist Shaggy is born Orville Richard Burrell in Kingston, Jamaica.

1968 Country singer Shelby Lynne is born Shelby Lynn Moorer in Quantico, Virginia.

1967 The day after it hits #1 in the US, Lulu performs "To Sir With Love" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1966 Seven-year-old Weird Al Yankovic has his first accordion lesson. His parents rented the instrument from a door-to-door salesman.

1966 Chain Reaction, which would later become Aerosmith, opens for The Yardbirds at Staples High in Westport, Connecticut.

1965 The Kingston Trio guest star on the NBC show Convoy.

1964 TobyMac is born Kevin Michael McKeehan in Fairfax, Virginia. Before launching his solo career, he forms DC Talk, the first popular contemporary Christian music group to blend rap and rock.

1964 The Who (who are calling themselves the High Numbers at that time) audition for EMI Records, who choose not to sign them to a record deal.

1961 Chubby Checker performs a medley of "The Twist" and "Let's Twist Again" on TV's Ed Sullivan Show, sparking chart revivals for both tunes ("The Twist" even returns to #1).

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