Music History for

October 2

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1792 - Composer Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter was born.

1928 - DeFord Baily recorded eight masters in Nashville, TN. The songs that were issued were the first recording sessions to be made in what is now known as Music City, USA.

1929 - Composer Kenneth Leighton was born.

1939 - "Flying Home" was recorded by the Benny Goodman Sextet.

1961 - "Banks of the Ohio" was released by Joan Baez.

1965 - The Who made their debut on U.S. TV on the show "Shindig!"

1967 - The Grateful Dead, all six members, were arrested for possession of marijuana. They were released six hours later on bail.

1976 - John Belushi came out on stage with Joe Cocker while he was performing on "Saturday Night Live."

1977 - The bodies of Elvis Presley and his grandmother were moved to Graceland.
Today in Elvis History

1977 - Gene Simmons (KISS) received a platinum record for his solo album.

1980 - Leaveil Degree of the Whispers began serving a two-year prison term for his role in a 1979 gem heist.

1985 - The Prince single "America" was released.

1985 - Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." tour ended in Los Angeles, CA.

1986 - The Everly Brothers were given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1994 - Stan Lynch played his last show with Tom Petty's Heartbreakers.

1994 - John Mellencamp announced that it was true that he had suffered a mild heart attack.

1995 - Journey announced that there were plans for the group to reunite for an album and possibly a tour.

1995 - Iron Maiden's tenth album "The X Factor" was released. It was the first album to include Blaze Bayley as vocalist.

1997 - Juanita L. Evans filed suit against Wu-Tang members RZA and Method Man, rapper Redman, and a Pennsylvania university and its student government. Evans claimed that she was distracted by Redman and therefore did not see Method Man when he leapt off stage and landed on her. Evans was knocked unconscious.

1998 - Paul McCartney conducted an "incognito" live Internet Q&A session and "music remix" in the guise of the Fireman at www.fire-man.com.
Today in Beatles History

2000 - Radiohead's fourth album "Kid A" was released.
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