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October 13th

1965 The Who record ‘My Generation’ at Pye studios in London. The single would almost be a chart topper when released, however it was held off of hitting the No.1 position by The Seekers‘ ‘The Carnival Is Over’. As for the stuttering, singer Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try and match them to the music. Initially the BBC refused to play the song in fear of offending stutterers.

1970Janis Joplin’s ashes are scattered at Stinson Beach in California. The singer was found dead on October 4th on the floor beside her bed at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood California. The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin, possibly combined with the effects of alcohol.

1984Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’, his 7th US No.1.

2008Ringo Starr leaves a strange video on his website announcing that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all. After finishing a tour of the US and Canada, he was dividing his time between L.A., the South of France and his home in the UK.

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