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1 Oct 1988
Bon Jovi scored their first UK No.1 album with 'New Jersey', their fourth release. The follow-up to Slippery When Wet produced five Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album. 'Bad Medicine' and 'I'll Be There for You' both hit No.1 on Billboard Hot 100.

1 Oct 1990
Forbes Magazine listed New Kids On The Block as the fifth richest entertainers in the US with an income of $78 million.

1 Oct 1994
The Daily Mirror in the UK printed a photo of Michael Jackson in a scoutmaster's uniform along with five young Boy Scouts. A Boy Scouts leader later made a statement saying that Jackson had no association with the organization.

1 Oct 1999
Singer Lena Zavaroni died aged 35 after a long battle against anorexia. Zavoroni was discovered on TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, in 1974 she became the youngest British singer to earn a silver disc with 'Ma He's Making Eyes At Me' and the youngest person to appear on TV's Top Of The Pops.

1 Oct 2004
The Lord Mayor of Melbourne officially opened 'AC/DC' Lane after the veteran rockers. The Lord Mayor erected the sign to cheers and bagpipes playing the bands song 'Long Way To The Top'. The City of Melbourne had extra copies of the sign made, in anticipation of fans stealing them.

1 Oct 2004
Canadian bassist Bruce Palmer died of a heart attack. Member of The Mynah Birds and The Buffalo Springfield. Also worked with Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young and Neil Young.

1 Oct 2004
Ms Dynamite was arrested over allegations of assault after an incident at a restaurant in Central London. Ms Dynamite (real name Niomi McLean-Daley), was arrested in connection with the allegation after voluntarily attending a police station, she was later released on bail.

1 Oct 2007
Radiohead's official website crashed after the band announced that their new album 'In Rainbows' would only be available to order via Click for Details. Fans could pre-order the download at any price they choose or pay £40 for a "disc box", which included two CDs, two records, plus artwork and booklets.

1 Oct 2007
The Spice Girls London reunion concert sold out in 38 seconds after fans were notified tickets had gone on sale. More than one million people in the UK registered for the concert, on 15 December 2007 at the O2 arena, tickets cost $55-75. Three more London dates were added to the world tour which was kicking off in Vancouver on 2nd Dec.

1 Oct 2015
An original tape of The Beatles performing at The Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1962 was found after 50 years languishing in a desk drawer. It featured the Fab Four playing 'Some Other Guy' in September 1962, four weeks before their debut single came out. It was recorded after the group were filmed for Granada TV's Know The North but was never broadcast.

1 Oct 2018
French singer, actor, public activist and diplomat Charles Aznavour was found dead in a bathtub at his home at Mouriès at the age of 94. He was famous for his 1974 UK No.1 single 'She' and was one of France's most popular and enduring singers (dubbed France's Frank Sinatra). He sold more than 180 million records, recorded more than 1,200 songs (interpreted in nine languages) and he wrote or co-wrote more than 1,000 songs for himself and others.

1 Oct 2019
Accounts released revealed that Ed Sheeran Ltd, made a gross profit of £23,770,262, equating to £65,124 a day during 2018. The accounts also showed that he paid $4,506,139 in tax. Separate figures for total earnings before tax, costs and fees found the singer generated $89.8m last year, putting him below Coldplay at $94.2m and U2 at $96.3m, according to Forbes.

1 Oct 2019
American blues guitarist Beverly Watkins died age 80. She worked with artists like James Brown, B.B. King, and Ray Charles.

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October 1, 2024

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