Monday, October 3, 2011

October 3

1938: Eddie Cochran (Guitarist & Singer)
1941: Chubby Checker (Singer)
1949: Lindsey Buckingham (Guitar & Vocals for Fleetwood Mac & Solo)
1950: Ronnie Laws (Sax for Earth Wind and Fire)
1954: Stevie Ray Vaughan (Guitarist & Singer)
1962: Tommy Lee (Drummer for Motley Crue & Methods of Mayhem)
1966: Frank Hannon (Guitarist for Tesla)
1969: Gwen Stefani (Vocalist for No Doubt & Solo)
1971: Kevin Richardsonn (Singer for The Backstreet Boys)
1975: India. Arie Simpson (R&B singer)
1983: Danny O'Donoghue (Singer / Songwriter for The Script)
1984: Ashlee Simpson (Singer)

1952: The long-running radio hit The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet, now featuring a 12-year-old Ricky Nelson, debuts on CBS-TV, where it will run for another 14 years, bringing the total life of the show to 22 years!

1955: The Mickey Mouse Club, featuring a 12-year-old Annette Funicello, debuts on ABC-TV.

1965: Johnny Cash is stopped by US Customs officials at the Mexican border on suspicion of heroin smuggling and found to be holding over 1,000 prescription narcotics and amphetamines. He receives a suspended sentence.

1967: Folk music legend Woody Guthrie died of complications of Huntington's disease.

1977: The TV event Elvis In Concert, filmed just weeks before the King's death, is shown on CBS, with good friend Ann-Margret hosting. It shocks many with the depiction of a bloated and drug-addled Elvis Presley in his final days.

1978: Aerosmith posts bail for 30 fans convicted of smoking pot during their show at the Fort Wayne Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, IN.

1980: At tonight's show in Ann Arbor, MI, the first of his new tour, Bruce Springsteen forgets the words to his anthem "Born To Run."

1987: Lithonia, GA declares today "Brenda Lee Day" in honor of the native singer. A new street is named Brenda Lee Lane in her honor.

1990: A storeowner in Florida was found guilty of distributing obscene material. The material in question was 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" album. The man was later fined $1,000.

1991: M.C. Hammer offered a $50000 reward for the return of Michael Jackson's white glove, which had been stolen from the Motown Museum. This was part of an on-going battle between Hammer and Michael Jackson.

1991: Texas governor Ann Richards proclaimed October 3, (Stevie Ray Vaughan's birthday), to be "Stevie Ray Vaughan Day". An annual motorcycle ride and concert in Central Texas benefits the Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund.

1992: Sinead O'Connor ripped up a photograph of Pope John Paul II, on the US TV show 'Saturday Night Live', in a protest at abortion laws. The incident happened as Sinead ended her live performance and out of nowhere, produced a photograph of Pope John Paul II, which she ripped into pieces. There was stunned silence in the studio and the station went to a commercial. NBC was fined $2.5 million dollars by the Federal Communications Commission.

1996: Van Halen gave David Lee Roth the boot for the second time after they had recorded a couple of songs for the bands greatest hits package.

1997: A court battle started between Garth Brooks and Warren G over the trademark of the letter 'G' which both artists used. The dispute was settled out of court the following year.

2000: After being questioned for nearly an hour by his parole board, John Lennon's killer is denied release on his first eligible parole, with the board stating that letting him free would "deprecate the seriousness of the crime."

2000: The Cars singer and bass player Benjamin Orr died of cancer at home in Atlanta at the age of 53. Sang lead vocals on the bands hits ‘Just What I Needed’, ‘Let's Go’ and ‘Drive’.

2002: Original guitarist, vocalist from American psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly Darryl DeLoach died of liver cancer at the age of 56.

2007: The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" tour, named after their latest album, sets a new world record for grosses when the two-year jaunt rakes in nearly 560 million dollars.

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