Monthly Archives: October 2011

HB, Larry Mullen, Jr

On Oct. 31, 1961, drummer Larry Mullen, Jr.was born in Dublin. He is most famous for the results of the school bulletin board notice he posted in 1976, seeking musicians to form a band. It resulted in the formation of … Continue reading

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ELO on a pop binge in 1976

In the Oct. 30, 1976, issue of Billboard the highest ranking “new entry” on the Top LPs & Tape chart was the Electric Light Orchestra’s sixth album, A New World Record. It debuted at #64 and would eventually peak at … Continue reading

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311 — “All Mixed Up”

On Oct. 29, 1996, 311 released “All Mixed Up” as the third single from their 15-month-old eponymous CD (their third LP also known as “the blue album”). The song was written as the band was touring to support their second … Continue reading

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Come on and let it show (“Love Is All Around” – The Troggs)

In October of 1967, The Troggs released “Love Is All Around” in the UK. It would eventually work its way to #5 on the British single charts in late November (the single wouldn’t become a Top Ten hit in the … Continue reading

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“This song …Charles Manson stole from The Beatles … we’re stealing it back.”

On Oct. 27, 1988, the U2 film Rattle And Hum had its world premiere in the group’s hometown of Dublin. It would be released in the US a week later. The film documented the band during the third leg of … Continue reading

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Dual (duel?) guitarists: The Yardbirds with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page

When Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds in the spring of 1965, the band asked Jimmy Page to take his place. At the time, Page was enjoying his work as a studio session musician, so he recommended a friend, Jeff Beck, … Continue reading

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On we sweep with threshing oar; our only goal will be the western shore (“Immigrant Song”)

On Oct. 25, 1970, 20 days after it had been released, Led Zeppelin III became the #1 album on the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. The album would also reach #30 on the Billboard Soul LPs chart (?). This … Continue reading

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