On this Day October 19, 1991

played The Boardwalk in their hometown Manchester, the group’s first gig with Noel Gallagher in the group. Source link

On this Day October 19, 2005

A survey concluded that the average person spent around £21,000 ($42,000) on music during their lives, the figure included the amount spent on Hi-Fi equipment, concerts and CDs. Music enthusiasts were likely to spend more than double that, parting with just over £44,000 ($89,000), in a lifetime, according to the survey conducted by UK company…

On this Day October 19, 2009

A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from head when he joined the US Army in 1958 sold for $15,000 (£9,200) at an auction in Chicago, America. Other items sold belonging to Presley included a shirt which sold for $52,000 (£32,000), a set of concert-used handkerchiefs, $732 (£450) and photos from the reception…

On this Day October 19, 2011

released their fifth studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’ which charted at No.1 in thirty-four countries. In the UK ‘Mylo Xyloto’ became Coldplay’s fifth album to debut at No.1 and became the group’s third to debut at No.1 on the US Billboard 200. Source link

On this Day October 18, 1956

21-year-old pulled into a Memphis gas station where he started to attract a small crowd of autograph seekers. After repeatedly asking Elvis to move on so he could resume normal business, station manager Ed Hopper slapped Presley on the head and found himself on the receiving end of a punch in the face from Elvis….

On this Day October 18, 1957

made his first appearance with The Quarry Men at New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool. The line-up for The Quarry Men was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, and Len Garry. Paul played John some songs that he had composed which Lennon contributes, marking the birth of the Lennon and McCartney songwriting partnership….

On this Day October 18, 1964

Taking a day off from their British tour went into the studio and completed the recording of six album tracks and the A-side of their next single: I Feel Fine. They also completed Eight Days a Week, Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey, Mr. Moonlight, I’ll Follow the Sun, Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby. Rock…

On this Day October 18, 2002

After a 15 year court battle, New York State’s highest court ruled that the Ronettes, did not have the right to share the money earned by their producer Phil Spector through the use of the group’s songs in movies, television and advertising. Citing a 1963 contract signed by the group, the court also substantially reduced…

On this Day October 18, 2005

An image of a naked taken on the last day of his life, was named the top US magazine cover of the past 40 years. The Rolling Stone front cover, taken by Annie Leibovitz and showing Lennon curled around Yoko Ono, was picked by editors, artists and designers. Source link

On this Day October 18, 2005

admitted that she wrote a grovelling letter to Abba asking if she could sample their music on her latest single Hung Up. The singer had to seek permission to sample Gimme Gimme Gimme and became only the second act that Abba has allowed to sample their work. The Fugees used part of The Name Of…