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Today in Rock History – October 9

Today in Rock History for October 9th: 1940  John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England to Julia and Freddie Lennon.  Today would have been his 79th Birthday.   1961 “Hit The Road Jack” becomes Ray Charles’ second tune to hit number 1 on the Billboard Pop chart. The song has since been ranked #377 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The …

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Today in Rock and Roll History, October 7


Here’s what happened on this day in Rock and Roll History:  1967 Cass Elliot of the Mamas And Papas spent the night in a London jail after a dispute over her hotel bill. The charges were dropped the next day.   1971 Michael Jackson’s first solo single, “Got To Be There”, was released by Motown Records. The song would top …

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