On this Day in Music – 7th October


1966 – The lead vocalist for the rock and roll band Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Johnny Kidd (born Frederick Albert Heath) died in a car crash. Kidd was traveling as a passenger on A58, Bury New Road near Bolton when the vehicle was involved in a head-on collision; he was just 30 years old. The band is best known for their 1960 hit Shakin’ All Over.

Previous Today’s Albums On This Day

No.397 7/10/2017

El Corazon by Steve Earle is 25 years old today. Read someone describing Earle as “Sounds like a drunk hound-dog with his tail on fire.” Enough said! steveearle.com

london-callingNo.26 7/10/2016

The London punk rock band’s 3rd album London Calling has one of the iconic album covers. The 1979 record is variety of different music styles highlighting The Clash’s diversity. The title track is without doubt the most well known, but listen out for Jimmy Jazz and the wonderful Train in Vain. theclash.com

Born On This Day Supergroup

Vocals:  Thom Yorke (Radiohead)

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