Today In Oldies Music History: October 5--
Births1907: Mrs. Miller
1924: Bill Dana
1935: Margie Singleton
1938: Carlo Mastrangelo (Dion and the Belmonts)
1938: Johnny Duncan
1939: Abi Ofarim
1942: Richard Street (The Temptations)
1943: Steve Miller
1947: Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
1948: Lucius Ross (Funkadelic)
1949: B.W. Stevenson
1949: Brian Connolly (sweet)
Deaths1981: Jud Strunk
1992: Eddie Kendricks (The Temptations)
1997: Arthur Tracey
2005: Michael Gibbins (Badfinger)
Events1947: The first taped radio show is broadcast on ABC, a performance by Bing Crosby that demonstrated the capabilities of the new Ampex 200 recorder.
1957: Cliff Richard plays his first gig with the Shadows at Hanley, England's Victoria Hall.
1959: The legendarily bad movie Girls Town, featuring Paul Anka and Mel Torme, premieres in US theaters.
1962: The Beatles release their first single, "Love Me Do" b/w "P.S. I Love You," in the UK. That night, it is played on Radio Luxembourg, owned by EMI, representing the first time a Beatles song is ever heard on the airwaves.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience forms in London.
1975: The three original Wailers -- Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer -- perform together for the last time at Stevie Wonder's benefit concert, the Wonder Dream Concert, in Kingston, Jamaica.
1999: After breaking up "permanently" in 1983, the Who reform with an announcement by singer Roger Daltrey that the trio will re-form for a Las Vegas concert.
2000: The book The Beatles Anthology, some twenty years in the making, is published in the US. Price: $60.
2006: Jeffrey Borer, owner of company that sold Michael Jackson his private Gulfstream jet, is sentenced to six months in prison for ordering employee Arvel Jett Reeves to install two videocameras in it in order to catch Jackson saying something for which he could be blackmailed.
2007: A federal jury finds a Minnesota woman guilty of online music file sharing through the public service KaZaa, fining her $220,000.
Releases1961: The Marcels, "Heartaches"
1975: Harry Chapin, "Cat's In The Cradle"
1999: Paul McCartney, Run Devil Run
Recording1939: Ted Weems, "I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now"
1961: Neil Sedaka, "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen"
1968: The Beatles, "Savoy Truffle," "Martha My Dear"
Charts1959: Paul Evans' "Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat)" enters the charts
1959: Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife" hits #1
1974: The Beach Boys' LP Endless Summer hits #1
1974: Olivia Newton-John's "I Honestly Love You" hits #1
Certifications1965: Henry Mancini's soundtrack LP The Pink Panther is certified gold
1976: Hall and Oates' LP Abandoned Luncheonette is certified gold
1979: The Who's LP soundtrack LP The Kids Are Alright is certified platinum