This Day In Music History - October 31


31 Oct 2006, 14:33

Born on this day, Larry Mullen, drums, U2, (1984 UK No.3 single 'Pride, In The Name Of Love', plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles, 1987 UK and world wide No.1 album 'The Joshua Tree').

Born on this day, Johnny Marr, guitarist, songwriter, The Smiths, (1984 UK No.10 single 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles), Electronic, (1991 UK No.8 single 'Get The Message'). Also worked with The The, The Pretenders and Johnny Marr and the Healers.

Born on this day, 1966, Ad-Rock, (Adam Horovitz), The Beastie Boys, (1987 UK No.11 single 'You Gotta Fight For Your Right, To Party', 1998 UK No.1 album, 'Hello Nasty').

Iggy And The Stooges made their live debut when they played at a Halloween party in Michigan.

Rolling Stone Brian Jones was released from Wormwood Scrubs prison on £750 bail pending appeal. Jones had been found guilty of possession of cannabis. Seven Stones fans were arrested and charged with obstructing the police after demonstrating outside the prison gates.

Led Zeppelin started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Led Zeppelin III', the bands second US chart topper.

Michelle Gilliam from The Mamas and the Papas married actor Dennis Hopper, the marriage lasted eight days.

Led Zeppelin launched their record label 'Swan Song'. Named after an unreleased Zeppelin instrumental track.

Roger Waters went to the high court to try and stop dave gilmour and Nick Mason from using the name 'Pink Floyd', for future touring and recording.

The very first MTV unplugged show was recorded in New York, featuring UK band Squeeze, the programme was aired on 26th Nov 1989.

During a gig in Seattle, Washington, Billy Idol dumped 600 dead fish in Faith No More's dressing room. They responded by walking on stage, naked during Idol's set.

Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea was at the scene of actor's River Phoenix fatal collapse in Los Angles.

Rapper Tupac Shakur is arrested and charged with shooting two off-duty police officers in Atlanta. Police said the 22-year-old rapper got into an argument with the two police officers from suburban Atlanta. They said one of the officers pulled a gun and Shakur then fired at the officers.

Slash announced he was no longer in Guns N' Roses. The guitarist said that Axl Rose and he had only been civil to each other on two occasions since 1994.

EMI records announced that it was planning to stop paying for some of its artists to release singles. The label said that anyone who sold less than 80,000 copies would be discouraged from releasing a single.

Britney Spears paid £6,000 to hire a private bar in Leipzig, Germany during a night off on her 'Oops...I did It Again Tour.' Britney who at 18 was banned from drinking in the US was reported to be knocking back vodka laced White Russians and Pina Coladas.

R Kelly was kicked off a tour with Jay-Z, a day after claiming he was attacked with pepper spray by a member of the rapper's entourage. Kelly alleged he had been sprayed by a member of Jay-Z's entourage during a performance in New York. But Jay-Z's publicist denied that the rapper or any of his associates were involved. Jay-Z and R Kelly were in the midst of the 40-city Best of Both Worlds tour, scheduled to run until 28 November.

The white suit worn by John Lennon on the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album sold for $118,000 (£66,385) at an auction in Las Vegas. And an Austin Princess hearse driven by the late star in the documentary Imagine sold for $150,000 (£84,388). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the items went to Amnesty International.
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  • djej1

    It is really cool tht you put all of this on here.

    31 Oct 2006, 18:46
  • ChetSparks

    Thanks :)

    31 Oct 2006, 20:53
  • StarfishLM

    The first event is definitely the most important one!

    21 Oct 2007, 19:04
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