Here’s what happened on this day in Rock History for October 22:
24-year-old Kenny Rogers marries for the third time, to Margo Gladys Anderson. They would have one child and divorce in 1976. Kenny is currently married to his fifth wife, Wanda Miller, whom he wed on June 1, 1997.
The Who, then known as the High Numbers, audition for the British record label, EMI, who turned them down.
The Rolling Stones release “Get Off My Cloud” in the UK. Two weeks later, it will be number one.
The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” made its debut on the US singles chart. It was a song that Brian Wilson and Mike Love wrote and Brian spent six months working on. The tracks were recorded in seventeen different sessions in four Los Angeles studios, at a cost of over sixteen thousand dollars. The recording engineer would later say that the last take sounded exactly like the first, six months earlier. The record would reach number one on December 10th, 1966 and be nominated for Song Of The Year at The Grammy Awards, but lost to “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band.
Paul McCartney publicly denies rumors that he is dead. The most recent of many “clues” of this Death Hoax was the fact that he was the only barefoot Beatle on the newly released “Abby Road” LP cover. The story was actually started as a prank by Fred La Bour, a sports and arts writer for the student paper, The Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan.