Today In Oldies Music History: October 11--
Births1919: Art Blakey
1928: Ennio Morricone
1932: Dottie West
1943: Gene Watson
1946: Gary Mallaber (The Steve Miller Band)
1948: Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates)
1950: Andrew Woolfolk
1955: Lindy Boone (The Boone Family)
Deaths1963: Edith Piaf
2004: Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield)
Events1960: Aretha Franklin delivers her first secular performance tonight, at New York's famed Village Vanguard.
1965: Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers marries his first wife, Pauline Behan -- the former secretary of his fan club!
1967: CBS presents Barbra Streisand's third television special, The Belle Of 14th Street, also starring Jason Robards.
1969: Muddy Waters is severely injured in a car crash just outside Chicago that leaves three other passengers dead. Waters will remain absent from music for about a year, and will rarely stand up on stage again.
1970: Elvis Presley is made an honorary "special" deputy sheriff of Bel Air, CA.
1975: The very first musical guest on the new NBC-TV series Saturday Night (later Saturday Night Live) is Janis Ian, who performs her hit "At Seventeen."
1991: Apple Computers settles their first trademark lawsuit against the Beatles' Apple Corps for a paltry $29 million, an issue that the Beatles' handlers would open back up when the Internet made music sales possible on computers.
1999: Deborah Rowe, Michael Jackson's first wife and the former nurse at his plastic surgeon's office, files for divorce from the singer.
Recording1939: Coleman Hawkins, "Body And Soul"
1940: Glenn Miller, "Make Believe Ballroom Time"
Charts1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival's LP Green River hits #1
1969: Grand Funk Railroad's LP On Time enters the charts
1975: Neil Sedaka's "Bad Blood" hits #1
Certifications1963: The Beatles' "She Loves You" is certified gold
1968: Aretha Franklin's "I Say A Little Prayer" is certified gold