Monday October 5th
1943 – Steve Miller is born in Milwaukee.
1947 – Brian Johnson is born
1949 – Brian Connolly, vocalist with Sweet is born in Hamilton, Scotland.
1954 – Bob Geldof, whose career as the founder of Live Aid was marginally more successful than his stint fronting the Boomtown Rats is born in Dublin.
1962 – In the U.K., the Beatles release their first single, “Love Me Do.”
1968 – Here’s a wild package tour for you. The Who, Small Faces, Joe Cocker, and the Crazy World of Arthur Brown begin their tour of the British Isles in London.
1969 – Tonight on The Ed Sullivan Show, you watch the Who doing their best to behave themselves.
1970 – Violinist Papa John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane
1970 – Prince Rupert Lowenstein is made the Rolling Stones’ financial adviser
1988 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Love Bites,” Def Leppard.
1991 – Two albums by the group Guns N’ Roses debut in the top positions on Chart Toppers’s album chart. “Use Your Illusion II” debuts at No. 1, followed by “Use Your Illusion I.”
1999 – Paul McCartney releases Run Devil Run. The collection of rock ‘n’ roll covers originally recorded by artists like Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley is his first album since the death of his wife, Linda, in 1998.
2003 – Ted Nugent becomes the star of his own reality show, Surviving Nugent, which airs on VH1. On the programme, the Nuge introduces a bunch of cossetted city slickers to his blood ‘n’ thunder backwoods lifestyle.
2004 – The man who shot John Lennon is denied parole for a third time.