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Today In Pop Music: October 11 – The Most Pivotal Moment In Rock History

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OCTOBER 11 BIRTHDAYS

1945 – Gary Malaber (Steve Miller Band – drums)

1949 – Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates)

1950 – Andrew Woolfolk (Earth Wind and Fire – sax)

ON THIS DAY

1955 – How’s this for a line up: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash kicked of an eleven date tour of the southern U.S. in Abilene, Texas

1962 – The Beatles made their first appearance on the UK singles chart with ‘Love Me Do’ which peaked at #17.

1968 – The Beatles used a six man sax section during the recording of ‘Savoy Truffle’ for their ‘White Album’.

1974 – John Denver had a #1 hit with a song he’d written about his wife that he’s knocked out in less than 10 minutes – ‘Annie’s Song’.

1997 – Elton John hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his re-write of ‘Candle In the Wind’.  It went on to become the biggest selling single in the world.

2003 – Mojo Magazine voted the studio session for Elvis Presley’s first single for Sun Records ‘That’s All Right’, as the most pivotal moment in rock history. Coming in second was Bob Dylan’s switch from acoustic to electric guitars in 1965.

Here’s Elvis’ guitarist Scotty Moore talking about the “Sun” sessions.

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