Monday October 12th
1957 – Little Richard publicly renounces rock `n’ roll and embraces Christianity during a tour in Australia. (He returns to music five years later.) Of course… he came back.
1970 – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuts on Broadway.
1971 – Early rock’n’roller Gene Vincent of “Be Bop A Lula” fame dies at age 36 from a ruptured stomach ulcer.
1978 – Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
1991 – Nirvana’s album, “Nevermind” hits No. 1 on the Chart Toppers Album chart, going gold. The same day, Nirvana plays “Saturday Night Live.”
1999 – David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young appear at New York’s Madison Square Garden to announce their forthcoming album and CSNY2K tour.
2001 – Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group’s Web site states, “Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland will continue to pursue their respective musical careers.”