On October 5, 1962.

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On October 5, 1962, “Parlaphone” label released “Love Me Do”, the Beatles’ first single, with “P.S. I Love You” as B side. “Love Me Do” was written few years before it was released, and before the name The Beatles existed. The song is signed by Lennon and McCartney and the single was produced by George Martin. Three different versions of the song were recorded, each with a different drummer:

  • 6 June 1962 – with Pete Best
  • 4 September 1962 – with Ringo Starr
  • 11 September 1962 – with Andy White

George Martin said: When ‘Love Me Do’ was released, it was the day the world changed.

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On October 2, 1979.

Police-Reggatta de blanc

On October 2, 1979, “A&M” label released “Reggatta de Blanc”, the second Police studio album. The album was recorded from February – August 1979, at the Surrey Sound Studios, and was produced by Nigel Gray and The Police. In 1980, the title track brought the band their first “Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance”. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Reggata de Blanc” No. 372 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”.

Personnel:

  • Sting– bass guitar, lead  and backing vocals, double bass
  • Andy Summers– guitar, backing vocals, piano
  • Stewart Copeland– drums, backing and lead vocals, guitar, piano, spoken word

Track listing

All compositions by Sting, except where noted.

  1. Message in a Bottle
  2. Reggata de Blanc – Andy Summers, Sting and Stewart Copeland
  3. It’s Alright for You – Sting and Stewart Copeland
  4. Bring on the Night
  5. Deathwish – Andy Summers, Sting and Stewart Copeland
  6. Walking on the Moon
  7. On Any Other Day – Stewart Copeland
  8. The Bed’s Too Big Without You
  9. Contact
  10. Does Everyone Stare
  11. No Time This Time

On October 3, 1967.

woody-guthrie

On October 3, 1967, Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie died aged 55. He was musician, singer-songwriter and musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional, children’s songs, along with ballads and improvised works. He performed with the slogan “This machine kills fascists” displayed on his guitar. His song “This Land Is Your Land” has become one of the most popular music pieces in the history of the American popular music, and is regularly sung in American schools Big number of famous musicians and authors have acknowledged Guthrie as their major influence, including:Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Chapin, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger,  Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg,Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Jeff Tweedy, and Tom Paxton.

 

 

On October 2, 1970.

Atom Heart Mother

On October 2, 1970, “Harvest” label released “Atom Heart Mother” the fifth Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded February – August 1970, at the “Abbey Road Studios” in London,  and was produced by Roger Waters, Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Norman Smith. The album cover was created by “Hipgnosis” and was band’s first album to be specially mixed for four-channel quadraphonic sound as well as conventional two-channel stereo.

Personnel:

  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, tape effects, tape collages
  • David Gilmour– guitars, vocals, bass, drums
  • Rick Wright– keyboards, vocals
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion, tape editing, tape collage
  • EMI Pops Orchestra –brass and orchestral sections
  • Haflidi Hallgrimsson– cello
  • John Alldis Choir– vocals
  • Alan Styles –voice, sound effects
  • Ron Geesin– orchestration

Track listing:

  1. Atom Heart Mother – Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Ron Geesin
  2. If – Roger Waters
  3. Summer of ’68 – Rick Wright
  4. Fat Old Sun – David Gilmour
  5. Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast – Roger Waters, Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Rick Wright

On September 29, 2015.

Phil-New

On September 29, 2015, Philip Wells Woods, one of the worlds’s most celebrated jazz alto saxophonists, died aged 83. Woods was also a clarinettist, composer and band leader, and in his almost 60 years long career, he has performed with some of the biggest names of jazz and popular music, including: Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Donald Byrd,Gene Quill, Hal Stein, Sahib Shihab, Michel Legrand, Lew Tabackin, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Gordon Beck, Benjamin Koppel, Alex Riel, Grace Kelly, Monty Alexander, Evan Gregor, Bill Goodwin, and Jordan Perlson.

 

On October 1, 1984.

The_Unforgettable_Fire

On October 1, 1984, “island” label released “The Unforgettable Fire”, the fourth U2 studio album. It was recorded May – August, 1984, at the “Slane Castle”, in County Meath and at the “Windmill Lane Studios”  in Dublin, and was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.

Personnel:

  • Bono – lead vocals
  • The Edge– guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums
  • Brian Eno– additional vocals, instruments, treatments
  • Daniel Lanois– additional vocals, instruments, treatments
  • Paul Barret – fairlight
  • Chrissie Hynde– backing vocals
  • Peter Gabriel– vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono, all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

  1. A Sort of Homecoming
  2. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  3. Wire
  4. The Unforgettable Fire
  5. Promenade
  6. 4th of July
  7. Bad
  8. Indian Summer Sky
  9. Elvis Presley and America
  10. MLK

 

On October 1, 1974.

Fear

On October 1, 1974, “Island“ label released “Fear”, the fourth John Cale studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at the “Sound Techniques & Olympic Studios”, in London, and was produced by John Cale. “Fear” was the first of three albums for “Island” label ,all of which were released in a period of just over a year.

Personnel:

  • John Cale- bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, viola, lead vocals
  • Phil Manzanera- guitar, slide guitar
  • Fred Smith – drums
  • Eno- synthesizer, effects, executive producer
  • Archie Leggatt – bass
  • Michael Desmarais – drums
  • Richard Thompson- slide guitar
  • Bryn Haworth- slide guitar
  • Brian Turrington – bass
  • Irene Chanter – background vocals
  • Doreen Chanter- background vocals
  • Liza Strike – background vocals, girl’s choir
  • Judy Nylon- lead vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by John Cale

  1. Fear is a Man’s Best Friend
  2. Buffalo Ballet
  3. Barracuda
  4. Emily
  5. Ship of Fools
  6. Gun
  7. The Man Who Couldn’t Afford to Orgy
  8. You Know More Than I Know
  9. Momamma Scuba
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