This Day in Music History

21 Oct 1972

todayOctober 21, 2022


Chuck Berry started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Ding-A-Ling’, his first and only US and UK No.1, 17 years after his first chart hit.

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Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi is killed On October 20, 2011, Muammar al-Qaddafi, the longest-serving leader in Africa and the Arab world, is captured and killed by rebel forces near his hometown of Sirte. The eccentric 69-year-old dictator, who came to power in a 1969 coup, headed a government that was accused of numerous human rights violations against its own people and was linked to terrorist attacks, including the 1988 bombing […]

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