Here’s what happened on this day in Rock and Roll History for today, October 3:
A teen musical group from Hawthorne, California called The Pendletones recorded three songs for a small record company called Candix Records. One of those three songs was called “Surfin'”, which was credited to The Beach Boys, a name made up by promo man Russ Reagan, who had taken it upon himself to rename the band. “Surfin'” would get to #75 on the Billboard chart and sold 50,000 copies, launching the career of one of America’s most successful Rock ‘n’ Roll acts.
The Animals’ self-titled album entered the Billboard LP chart, featuring their future #1 hit, “House Of The Rising Sun”.
Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they had been arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum.
Here they are in 1978:
The Rolling Stones set a new record for the top-grossing tour of all time when their A Bigger Bang tour earned the band a massive $558,255,524. The previous record was set by U2’s Vertigo tour, which took place in 2005 and 2006, earning $389,000,000.