Rewind – Ten.0

October – In Rock History

Number One Songs

1959 Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
1964 (Oh) Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1965 Yesterday – The Beatles
1970 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1971 Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1979Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles
1980 Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
1982 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club
1983 Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
1985 Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
1987Pump Up The Volume – MARRS
1995 Fairground – Simply Red
1996 Setting Sun – The Chemical Brothers
2000 Beautiful Day – U2
2006 I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – Scissor Sisters
2007Stronger – Kanye West


The Grand Ole Opry opens.


At the age of 21, Bobby Darin becomes the youngest performer to headline at the Copa Room in the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas.


James Brown records ‘Live At The Apollo Theatre’, in Harlem’, which becomes the first R & B album to sell one million copies.


Led Zeppelin II is released in America.


Al Green receives second degree burns when his girlfriend pours a pot of boiling grits over his head while he is in the shower. Minutes later she shoots herself with his gun.


‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ is released by the Sex Pistols.


Paul McCartney receives a rhodium (similar to platinum) medallion from the British government in recognition of the Guinness Book of World Records declaring him as ‘the best selling songwriter and recording artist in history’. In 17 years (since 1962) he was involved with 43 million-selling songs and, in total, sold over 100 million records.


Def Leppard become the first band in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive LPs with ‘Pyromania’ (1983) and ‘Hysteria’.


Pearl Jam set a first week sales record, selling 950,000 copies of their debut album ‘Ten’.


For the first time in UK Chart history, all of the Top Five songs are new entries. They include:

01. ‘Believe’ – Cher
02. ‘Outside’ – George Michael
03. ‘The Sweetest Thing’ – U2
04. ‘I Just Wanna Be Loved’ – Culture Club
05. ‘Thank You’ – Alanis Morissette

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