October 22 Rock And Roll History
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In 1965, The Rolling Stones released "Get Off My Cloud" in the U.K. Two weeks later it went all the way to #1.
In 1969, "Led Zeppelin II" was released on Atlantic Records in the U.K. Produced by Jimmy Page, the album was recorded over six months between four tours in Europe and three in America. It went to #1 on both sides of the Atlantic, selling more than 12 million copies in the U.S. alone. The album is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rock albums of all time.
In 1988, Elton John sold out Madison Square Garden for the 26th time, a record for the venue.
Also in 1988, Phil Collins' cover of "Groovy Kind Of Love" went to the top of the Billboard singles chart. The song also went to #1 in the U.S. when it was originally recorded by The Mindbenders in 1966.
In 1996, sales figures were released indicating that The Beatles sold 6,000,000 albums from their back catalog and a total of 13,000,000 copies of Beatles Anthologies 1 and 2. A poll showed that 41% of these sales were to teenagers who had not yet been born when the band parted ways in 1970.
And in 1998, Bob Dylan gave a performance in his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota for the first time since the '60s. Tickets went on sale and then sold out in a matter of just five hours.