October 29 Music

October 29 Music et al

October 29 Music et al

It's another one of those days that bursts with music history of all types. Mostly happy.

“Jingle Bell Rock”

1957: Bobby Helms recorded "Jingle Bell Rock" at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. How many times have you heard this one?

“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”

1958: The Platters released "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." Greatest version ever?

Bob Dylan

1961: Bob Dylan performed on Folksong Festival radio show. Be careful. Many of his comments are simply being fun at the expense of host Oscar Brand.

The Beatles

1962: The Beatles performed "Love Me Do" and "A Taste Of Honey" for the television program People and Places on Grenada TV.
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Beach Boys

October 29 Music

After the Beach Boys released their first single, Surfin', on December 8, 1961, they released their first album, Surfin' on October 29, 1962.

The Hollies

1963: The Hollies went into the recording studio for the first time to begin recording their debut album.

The Rolling Stones

1963: The Rolling Stones, the Everly Brothers, Little Richard, and Bo Diddley were in concert with two shows at the Gaumont Theatre in Southampton, England.

“Reach Out I’ll Be There”

1966: The Four Tops had the top R&B song with "Reach Out I'll Be There."

“96 Tears”

October 29 – November 4, 1966: “96 Tears” by ? and the Mysterians #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Allison Steele

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October 29, 1967: WNEW-FM DJ Allison Steele (a rare female DJ) announced that Rosko will be a WNEW-FM DJ. (Allison's announcement) (see April 5, 1983)

Duane Allman

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1971: Duane Allman died.

Mind Games

October 29 MusicOctober 29, 1973: UK release of John Lennon’s Mind Games album, his fourth. He recorded it  at Record Plant Studios, NYC in summer 1973. The album was Lennon's first self-produced recording without help from Phil Spector. It reached number 13 in the UK and number 9 in the US, where it went gold. 

Many more than 96 tears came to my eyes while watching the video. You,too, may need a tissue.

Joan Baez

1975: Joan Baez became a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.

Pink Floyd

1983: Pink Floyd set a new rock era record as Dark Side of the Moon placed on the album chart for the 491st week.  That broke the mark set by Johnny Mathis for Johnny's Greatest Hits.  The Floyd didn't let up, however, until they got to 780 weeks.

Madonna

1983: Madonna's first single debuted on the chart--"Holiday".

Bryan Adams

1984:  Bryan Adams released his landmark album Reckless.

Wells Kelly

1984:  Wells Kelly, drummer for Orleans and Meat Loaf, died at the age of 45.

Ron Wood

1987:  Rolling Stone's guitarist, Ron Wood, opened an art exhibition in London called Decades, which featured portraits of friends and rock stars from the past 20 years.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1990: The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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3 thoughts on “October 29 Music et al”

  1. Hello, nice page ! I would like to ask you if you allow me to use the John-Lennon-Mind-Games-gif for my Facebook account.?

    Greetings from Germany
    Stephaniie

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