This Day in Music History: October 29th

2003: Joan Jett appeared on Crossing Over with John Edward to serve as a psychic conduit for friends to hear from their daughter who recently passed away.

2001: U2 made their first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman where they performed “New York” and “Stuck in a Moment”. Bono was also interviewed by Letterman.

1996: Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose sent a fax to MTV saying that Slash was no longer the guitarist for Guns N’ Roses & hadn’t been in the band since 1995.

1988: Dire Straits reached number one on the U.K. Album Chart with their first compilation album Money for Nothing which spent three weeks on top of the chart. The album would peak at number sixty-two in the U.S.

1987: Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood opened his first public art exhibition titled Decades in London. The paintings were mostly of Wood’s famous friends over the past two decades.

1983: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd spent its 491st week on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, becoming the longest listed album in the history of the chart.

1977: Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf entered the Billboard 200 album chart, going on to spend 82 weeks on the chart peaking at number 14 and going on to sell 14 million copies in the U.S. alone.

1971: Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA. He was 24 years old.

1966: The Rolling Stones peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?” which was their ninth top ten single in the U.S.

Birthdays:
Denny Laine-guitarist for The Moody Blues and Wings born in 1944
Peter Green-guitarist for Fleetwood Mac born in 1946
Kevin DuBrow-singer for Quiet Riot born in 1955

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