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Today In Pop Music: October 8 – Pink Floyd Record Breaking Run Ends

OCTOBER 8 BIRTHDAYS

1940 – Fred Cash (The Impressions – ‘It’s All Right’, ‘Keep On Pushing’, ‘Amen’, ‘peopple Get Ready’)

1940 – George Bellamy (The Tornadoes – rhythm guitar – ‘Telstar’)

1945 – Butch Rillera (Redbone – drums – ‘Come And Get Your Love’)

1945 – Ray Royer (Procol Harum – guitar – ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’)

1947 – Tony Wilson (Hot Chocolate – bass – ‘Emma’, ‘You Sexy Thing’, ‘Every 1’s A Winner’)

1949 – Hamish Stewart (Average White Band – guitar/vocals – ‘Pick Up the Pieces’, ‘Cut The Cake’)

ON THIS DAY

1964 – The Beatles showed their efficiency in the studio by laying down ‘She’s A Woman’ in seven takes, recording the song from start to finish, including overdubs, in five hours.

1987 – Chuck Berry was awarded a start on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  That evening his film biography, and one of the greatest rock and roll films of all time ‘Hail Hail Rock and Roll, had its world premiere.

1992 – The US Postal Service (in happier times) issued a set of commemorative stamps to honor pop legends Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly,Otis Redding, Richie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, and Dinah Washington.

1988 – It had to end sometime…Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of the Moon dropped off the Billboard Album Chart but not before a record breaking 741 weeks in the top 200.

Here’s Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour talking about the making of the album.

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