This Day in Music History

30 Oct 2019

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Background

The top-earning dead celebrities revealed by Forbes showed that Michael Jackson’s earnings dwarfed others in the list for a seventh year in a row – he earned $60m (£46m) as streams of his music rose to 2.1 billion and money continued to pour in from his back catalogue. Elvis Presley was said to have made $39m (£30m), George Harrison an estimated $9m (£7m) in the last 12 months, while John Lennon made $14m (£10.8m).

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29 Oct 1965

"The Autobiography of Malcolm X" is published On October 29, 1965, nine months after its subject’s assassination, The Autobiography of Malcolm X is first published. The non-traditional autobiography of a singular figure in Black history, the book tells the story and establishes some of the core elements of the legacy of the slain civil rights leader.

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