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This Day In Rock History: Oct 6th


Here’s what happened on October 6th in rock history, from the home of music and games, Rock My World.


  • 1968 – “The Doors are Open” was aired on British TV. The show was a documentary about the Doors.
  • 1964, The Beatles spent the afternoon recording ‘Eight Days A Week’ at Abbey Road studios in London. Late evening was spent at The Ad Lib Club, London, partying with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger.
  • 1969 – For the first time in Beatles history a George Harrison song got the A side of a 45, “Something”/”Come Together.”
  • 1979, Buzzcocks, supported by Joy Division appeared at the Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, tickets £2.50
  • 1980 – Ex-Sex Pistols front man Johnny Rotten was arrested in Dublin for his involvement in a barroom brawl.
  • 1990 – Metallica began recording their self-titled album (also known as The Black Album).
  • 1992 –Prince and the New Power Generation released the “Diamonds and Pearls” home video.
  • 1995 – “Grind” was released by Alice In Chains as their first track from “Alice in Chains.”
  • 1998 – Alabama received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2009 – The Kiss album “Sonic Boom” was released exclusively at Walmart.
  • 2015 – Rockbound 4 was released for Playstation 4 and Xbox 1

Born on this day:

  • 1948, Born on this day, Millie Small, (Millie), 1964 US & UK No.2 single ‘My Boy Lollipop).
  • 1949, Born on this day, Thomas McClary, guitar, The Commodores, (1978 UK & US No.1 single ‘Three Times A Lady’).
  • 1960, Born on this day, Richard Jobson, The Skids, (1979 UK No.10 single ‘Into The Valley’), Armoury Show, TV presenter.
  • 1964, Born on this day, Matthew Sweet, singer guitarist, (solo single ‘Girlfriend’). The Thorns.
  • 1966, Born on this day, Tommy Stinson, bass, The Replacements, (1984 album ‘Let It Be’). Also worked with Guns N’ Roses.
  • 1982, Born on this day, William Butler, synthesiser, bass, guitar. percussion, Arcade Fire, (2005 album ‘Funeral’).

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