October 29 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1963, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, and The Rolling Stones were among the artists that performed at The Goumont Theatre in St. Albans, England.
In 1965, The Who released their single "My Generation" in the U.K. Rolling Stone ranked the song at #11 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and it clocked in at #13 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll. It reached #2 on the U.K. charts, making it the Who's highest charting single in their home country, but it only went to #74 in America.
In 1983 on this day, Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of The Moon" ended its 491st week on the Billboard charts in the U.S., knocking "Johnny's Greatest Hits" by Johnny Mathis down from the previous record-holding spot. When it finally fell off of list in October 1988, the album had been on the chart for 741 weeks.
In 1987, David Bowie kicked off his 15-date Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Boondall Entertainment Center.
In 1999, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle of the Who reunited for the first time in two years for a concert in Las Vegas to publicize Pixelon, a new Internet video company.
And in 2005, the four original wax heads of The Beatles, used for the cover of Sergeant Pepper, were discovered in a back room at the London Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. They went to auction, where they sold for £81,500 ($127,000) as a set.