Today In Oldies Music History: October 29--
Births1922: Neal Hefti
1925: Zoot Sims
1937: Sonny Osborne (The Osborne Brothers)
1944: Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Wings)
1945: Melba Moore
1946: Peter Green (Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac)
1949: David Paton (Pilot)
1961: Randy Jackson (The Jackson 5)
Deaths1971: Duane Allman
1984: Wells Kelly (Orleans)
1987: Woody Herman
Events1957: After his concert at Los Angeles' Pan Pacific Auditorium, Elvis Presley meets TV star -- and, thanks to Elvis' inspiration, recording artist -- Rick Nelson for the first time. "Man, I just love your new record," says Elvis, referring to "Be-Bop Baby." The King also mentions that he's a fan of Rick's Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet show and gives the young singer some advice on touring.
1958: While still stationed in Germany with the US Army, Private First Class Elvis Presley takes in a Bill Haley show for the troops at Stuttgart.
1969: New York underground newspaper Rat becomes the first publication to compile the various rumored "clues" to the "Paul Is Dead" phenomenon.
1987: Rolling Stones guitarist and sometime painter Ron Wood gets his first public presentation, Decades, in London, featuring mostly portraits of Wood's famous friends over the past two decades.
1990: The inductees for the sixth annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are announced, a list which includes Wilson Pickett, Ike and Tina Turner, The Byrds, The Impressions, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Reed, and John Lee Hooker.
1995: Paul Anka guest stars on tonight's "Treehouse of Horror VI" episode of Fox-TV's The Simpsons.
2002: Palm Springs, CA, dedicates a portion of its airport as the Sonny Bono Memorial Concourse, in honor of the famous singer who also served as the town's mayor in the late Eighties.
2003: A study by the Neilsen ratings people finds that a full third the sales of Beatles 1 were to new fans between the ages of 19 and 24, skewing the fan base even younger than it had been previously.
2005: The wax figures of the younger Beatles used in the cover of the band's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album are auctioned off for 81,500 pounds in London after being discovered languishing in the backroom of Madame Tussauds' famous wax museum.
Releases1957: Buddy Holly, "Oh Boy!" b/w "Not Fade Away"
1973: John Lennon, "Mind Games" and the LP of the same name
1977: Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell
Recording1930: Bing Crosby, "It Must Be True"
1957: Bobby Helms, "Jingle Bell Rock"
1965: The Beatles, "We Can Work It Out"
1976: Elvis Presley: "It's Easy For You," "Way Down," "Pledging My Love"
Charts1955: Roger Williams' "Autumn Leaves" hits #1
1966: ? and the Mysterians' "96 Tears" hits #1
1977: Paul Davis' "I Go Crazy" enters the charts
Certifications1970: Neil Diamomd's "Cracklin' Rosie" is certified gold
1973: The Who's LP Quadrophenia