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1 Oct 2017

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1 Oct 2017

Gunman opens fire on Las Vegas concert crowd, wounding hundreds and killing 58 On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opens fire on a crowd attending the final night of a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800. Although the shooting only lasted 10 minutes, the death and injury tolls made this massacre the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at […]

1 Oct 1962

Historical Facts

1 Oct 1962

Johnny Carson makes debut as "Tonight Show" host On October 1, 1962, Johnny Carson takes over from Jack Paar as host of the late-night talk program The Tonight Show. Carson went on to host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for three decades, becoming one of the biggest figures in entertainment in the 20th century.

TODAYS BIRTHDAYS

1 Oct 1935

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1 Oct 1935

English actress, singer, and author Julie Andrews. She made her feature film debut in Mary Poppins (1964) and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the title role. She starred in The Sound of Music (1965), playing Maria von Trapp and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The 1965 UK & US No.1 album The Sound of Music spent 382 weeks on the UK […]

1 Oct 1930

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1 Oct 1930

Actor, singer, Richard Harris, (1968 US & UK No.4 single 'MacArthur Park'). Died of cancer on 25th Oct 2002.

1 Oct 1985

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1 Oct 1985

Dizzee Rascal (Dylan Kwabena Mills), British rapper, songwriter and record producer. 2009 UK No.1 single ‘Holiday’.

1 Oct 1974

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1 Oct 1974

Keith Duffy, vocals, Boyzone, who have had 21 UK hit singles, including 6 UK No.1 singles. Their breakthrough hit was their second single and cover version of the classic Osmonds hit, 'Love Me for a Reason', which peaked at No.2 on the UK Singles Chart. Duffy joined the UK soap Coronation Street in 2002 playing the role of Peter Barlow's old Navy mate Ciaran McCarthy.

1 Oct 1959

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1 Oct 1959

Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer, percussionist, (1994 UK No.3 single '7 Seconds'), worked with Peter Gabriel, Wyclef Jean, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and Sting.

THIS DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY

1 Oct 2019

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 2019

Accounts released revealed that Ed Sheeran Ltd, made a gross profit of $26m equating to $74,000 a day during 2018. The accounts also showed that he paid $5.1m in tax. Separate figures for total earnings before tax, costs and fees found the singer generated $101m the previous year, putting him below Coldplay and U2, according to Forbes.

1 Oct 2018

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 2018

French singer, actor, public activist and diplomat Charles Aznavour was found dead in a bathtub at his home at Mouriès at the age of 94. He was famous for his 1974 UK No.1 single 'She' and was one of France's most popular and enduring singers (dubbed France's Frank Sinatra). He sold more than 180 million records, recorded more than 1,200 songs (interpreted in nine languages) and he wrote or co-wrote […]

1 Oct 2015

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 2015

An original tape of The Beatles performing at The Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1962 was found after 50 years languishing in a desk drawer. It featured the Fab Four playing 'Some Other Guy' in September 1962, four weeks before their debut single came out. It was recorded after the group were filmed for Granada TV's Know The North, but was never broadcast.

1 Oct 2007

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 2007

Radiohead's official website crashed after the band announced that their new album 'In Rainbows' would only be available to order via www.radiohead.com. Fans could pre-order the download at any price they choose or pay £40 for a "discbox", which included two CDs, two records, plus artwork and booklets.

1 Oct 2007

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 2007

The Spice Girls London reunion concert sold out in 38 seconds after fans were notified tickets had gone on sale. More than one million people in the UK registered for the concert, on 15 December 2007 at the O2 arena, tickets cost $60.00. Three more London dates were added to the world tour which was kicking off in Vancouver on 2nd Dec.

1 Oct 2005

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 2005

Pete Doherty was arrested during a police drugs operation in Shrewsbury where his band Babyshambles had been playing and held overnight. Police said a man and a woman were arrested for possession of class A drugs and 17 others searched during an operation in Telford. A gig in Norwich planned for the following night was cancelled.

1 Oct 2004

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 2004

The Lord Mayor of Melbourne officially opened 'AC/DC' Lane after the veteran rockers. The Lord Mayor erected the sign to cheers and bagpipes playing the bands song 'Long Way To The Top'. The City of Melbourne had extra copies of the sign made, in anticipation of fans stealing them.

1 Oct 2004

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 2004

Canadian bassist Bruce Palmer died of a heart attack. Member of The Mynah Birds and The Buffalo Springfield. Also worked with Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young and Neil Young.

1 Oct 2004

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1 Oct 2004

Ms Dynamite was arrested over allegations of assault after an incident at a restaurant in Central London. Ms Dynamite (real name Niomi McLean-Daley), was arrested in connection with the allegation after voluntarily attending a police station, she was later released on bail.

1 Oct 2002

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 2002

James Blunt left the British army having served six years, (in the cavalry regiment). Blunt rose to prominence in 2004 with the release of his debut studio album Back to Bedlam, before achieving worldwide fame with the singles 'You're Beautiful' and 'Goodbye My Lover'.

1 Oct 1999

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 1999

Singer Lena Zavaroni died aged 35 after a long battle against anorexia. Zavoroni was discovered on TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, in 1974 she became the youngest British singer to earn a silver disc with 'Ma He's Making Eyes At Me' and the youngest person to appear on TV's Top Of The Pops.

1 Oct 1994

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 1994

The Daily Mirror in the UK printed a photo of Michael Jackson in a scoutmaster's uniform along with five young Boy Scouts. A Boy Scouts leader later made a statement saying that Jackson had no association with the organization.

1 Oct 1988

This Day in Music History

1 Oct 1988

Bon Jovi scored their first UK No.1 album with 'New Jersey', their fourth release. The follow-up to Slippery When Wet produced five Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album. 'Bad Medicine' and 'I'll Be There for You' both hit No.1 on Billboard Hot 100.

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