On this Day October 22, 1966

The Beach Boys made its debut on the US singles chart. Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, the track was recorded over 6 weeks in four different Los Angeles studios, at a cost of over $16,000. The recording engineer would later say that the last take sounded exactly like the first, six months earlier….

On this Day October 22, 1969

was released on Atlantic Records in the UK. The produced album which was recorded over six months between four European and three American tours, peaked at No.1 in both the UK and US, going on to sell over 12 million copies in the US alone, (and spending 138 weeks on the UK chart). The album…

On this Day October 22, 1996

It was announced that, were now bigger than The Beatles”. The statement was based on sales so far this year, having sold 6,000,000 albums from their back catalogue and a combined total of 13,000,000 copies of The Beatles Anthology 1 and The Beatles Anthology 2. With the release of The Beatles Anthology 3 a week…

On this Day October 22, 2008

A homeless man claimed a £2,000 reward by returning a waxwork head of ex-Beatle which had been left on a train. Anthony Silva found the item in a bin at Reading station after auctioneer Joby Carter left it under a seat at Maidenhead station. The homeless man thought it was a Halloween mask and had…

On this Day October 22, 2017

Australian musician, songwriter and record producer George Young died aged 70. Young, the brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young, was a member of the Easybeats and co-wrote the band’s 1966 hit ‘Friday On My Mind’. Born in Scotland in 1946, he migrated to Australia with his family as a teenager, forming The Easybeats after…

On this Day October 21, 1958

last recording session took place at Pythian Temple Studios, New York City. The songs recorded included ‘Raining In My Heart’, ‘Moondreams’ and ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’ which became a No.1 hit. Source link

On this Day October 21, 1976

played his last show with at the end of a North American tour at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. On September 7, 1978, Moon died of an overdose of a sedative Heminevrin, that had been prescribed to prevent seizures induced by alcohol withdrawal. Source link

On this Day October 21, 1992

took Sony Records to court in a fight over his contract with the company; he lost the case in 1994. Michael worked with Sony again less than 10 years later. Source link

On this Day October 21, 1997

‘Candle In The Wind 97’ was declared by the Guinness Book Of Records as the biggest selling single record of all time, with 31.8 million sales in less than 40 days and raising more than £20 million for charity. Source link

On this Day October 21, 2007

Kid Rock and five members of his entourage were arrested after an argument with a man escalated into a fight in a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. Kid Rock’s tour bus was pulled over by police after it left the scene; Rock was released after posting $1,000 (£490) bail. Kid Rock also had the No.1 album…