October 21, 1940
Born this day in Johannesburg, South Africa — Manfred Mann.
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October 19, 1973
David Bowie releases his seventh studio album, Pin Ups. It features supermodel Twiggy on the sleeve. It is a collection of covers of some of his favorite songs, including Here Comes the Night (originally recorded by Them fronted by Van Morrison).
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October 14, 1971
Music publishing firm Arco Industries files a $500,000 dollar lawsuit against Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty, claiming that Fogerty’s song Travelin’ Band contains “substantial material copied from Little Richard’s Good Golly, Miss Molly.” The suit is eventually dropped.
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October 11, 1955
Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash kick off an 11-date tour of the South, starting in Abilene, Texas.
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