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October 12th, 1994Pink Floyd plays the first of a 15-night run at Earls Court, London, England. Less than a minute after the band started playing ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, scaffolding holding 1200 fans, collapsed, dropping hundreds of people 20 feet to the ground. It took over an hour to free everyone from the twisted wreckage, ninety-six people were injured, with 36 needing hospital treatment. Pink Floyd sent a free T-shirt and a note of apology to all the fans who had been seated in the stand that collapsed.

October 13th, 1965The 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.

October 14th, 1957Elvis Presley releases, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ which would become his 9th number one single and stay on the Billboard chart for 19 weeks. He is credited with having the first rock n roll video with this song in the film clip from the movie of the same name.

October 15th, 1973Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones is found guilty of trafficking marijuana in France. He is given a one year suspended sentence, fined 5,000 francs, and barred from entering the country for two years.

October 16th, 1972Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up today. It would be eight years until John Fogarty would find solo success with his two hits, ‘Center Field,’ and ‘Rock and Roll Girl’ in 1980.

October 17th, 1970The Jackson Five start a five-week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘I’ll Be There’. It was the their 4th hit that year, and by year’s end, Motown Records reported they had sold over 10 million records.

October 18th, 1949Joe Egan of Stealers Wheel is born on this day. Thirty-four years later, Joe Egan is enjoying success with his band’s 1973 hit, ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’.

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