Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Oct13,1940 Chris Farlowe#BTD Oct13,1940 #ChrisFarlowe (John Henry Deighton) singer 1966 UK #1 "Out of Time", +3 UK Top40 singles and his association with #Colosseum and the #Thunderbirds
BTD Oct13,1941 Neil Aspinall#BTD Oct13,1941 #NeilAspinall RIP The #Beatles 1st road manager, including driving his #Commer van to/from shows; then personal assistant & chief executive of #AppleCorps. Handled marketing of music, videos & merchandising. School friend of #PaulMcCartney & #GeorgeHarrison
BTD Oct13,1941 Paul Simon#BTD Oct13,1941 #PaulSimon guitarist, singer, songwriter #SimonandGarfunkel (originally #TomandJerry, Tommy Graph & Jerry Landis) 1957 US #49 "Hey Schoolgirl", 1965 1st US #1 "The Sound of Silence", +15 US Top40s with 2 #1s; and 12 solo Top40s with 1 #1 #HBday @PaulSimonMusic
BTD Oct13,1944 Robert Lamm#BTD Oct13,1944 #RobertLamm keyboardist, singer, songwriter, founding member of #Chicago @chicagotheband 1976 US & UK #1 "If You Leave Me Now", 1982 US #1 & UK #4 "Hard to Say I'm Sorry", 1988 US #1 "Look Away", +33 US Top40 singles and 5 #1 albums #HBday @RobertLammSolo
BTD Oct13,1947 Sammy Hagar#BTD Oct13,1947 #SammyHagar singer, guitarist, known as The Red Rocker in bands #Montrose UK #71 "Space Station Number 5" & #VanHalen 1988 US #5 & US Main #1 "When It's Love", +5 US Main #1s and solo 1984 "I Can't Drive 55". Founder Cabo Wabo Tequila brand #HBday @sammyhagar
BTD Oct13,1948 John Ford Coley#BTD Oct13,1948 #JohnFordColey singer, guitarist England Dan & John Ford Coley 1976 US #2 & Adult Contemporary #1 "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight", 1978 US #9 & AC #1 "We'll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again", 1979 US #10 & AC #1 "Love Is the Answer" #HBday @1johnfordcoley
BTD Oct13,1948 Pete Spencer#BTD Oct13,1948 #PeteSpencer drummer #Smokie (originally spelt Smokey) 1975 UK #3 "If You Think You Know How to Love Me", 1976 UK #5 & US #25 "Living Next Door to Alice", +10 UK Top40 singles
BTD Oct13,1950 Simon Nicol#BTD Oct13,1950 #SimonNicol guitarist, founding member #FairportConvention folk group 1969 UK #21 "Si Tu Dois Partie" and The #AlbionBand
BTD Oct13,1959 Marie Osmond#BTD Oct13,1959 #MarieOsmond singer, actress 1973 US Country #1, US #5 & UK #2 "Paper Roses", 1974 US #4 & UK #2 "I'm Leaving It Up to You", + 5 US, 3 UK & 9 US Country Top40 singles with 3 more #1s and from 1976 to 1979 co-host of the TV show #DonnyandMarie #HBday @marieosmond
OTD Oct13,1957 Bing Crosby#OTD Oct13,1957 #BingCrosby and #FrankSinatra introduce the @Ford #Edsel on an hour long special The #EdselShow broadcast live on the @CBS network
OTD Oct13,1962 Don Everly#OTD Oct13,1962 #DonEverly collapsed at rehearsals at the #PrinceofWales Theatre. The 22 day tour continued with #PhilEverly playing solo
OTD Oct13,1962Four Seasons#OTD Oct13,1962 The #FourSeasons are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Sherry" for the last week of a 5wk run at #1
OTD Oct13,1963Beatles#OTD Oct13,1963 The #Beatles debut on ITV's "Sunday Night at The London Palladium" live to an audience of 15M viewers
OTD Oct13,1965Beatles#OTD Oct13,1965 The #Beatles record the song "Drive My Car" the first track on the LP "Rubber Soul" The session went from 7pm-12:15am
OTD Oct13,1965Who#OTD Oct13,1965 The #Who records the song "My Generation" initially the #BBC refused to play the @TheWho song because #BBC didn't want to offend stutterers. The single will peak on the UK charts at #2 for 2wks and only reach #74 in the US
OTD Oct13,1966 Star Trek#OTD Oct13,1966 #StarTrek S1; E6 "Mudd's Women" airs. The USS Enterprise picks up Harry Mudd accompanied by 3 beautiful women who immediately put a spell bound effect on the male crew members. Starring #MaggieThrett as Ruth, #SusanDenberg as Magda and #KarenSteele as Eve McHuron
OTD Oct13,1968 John Lennon#OTD Oct13,1968 #JohnLennon records the 32nd & final song "Julia" for the album "The #Beatles" (also known as the #WhiteAlbum). This is the only song were John performs alone
OTD Oct13,1971 Donny Osmond#OTD Oct13,1971 #DonnyOsmond single "Go Away Little Girl" is awarded a gold record by the @RIAA The song was at #1 for 3wks on Sep11 @donnyosmond
OTD Oct13,1973 Cher#OTD Oct13,1973 #Cher is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Half-Breed" her second US #1 and @cher last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Oct13,1973 Rolling Stones#OTD Oct13,1973 #RollingStones start a 4wk run at #1 on the US album chart with "Goats Head Soup" @RollingStones 4th US #1 LP
OTD Oct13,1973Edgar Winter Group#OTD Oct13,1973 The #EdgarWinter Group peaks at #14 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "Free Ride" written by #DanHartman and produced by #RickDerringer
OTD Oct13,1974Ed Sullivan#OTD Oct13,1974 TV host #EdSullivan RIP dies at the age of 73. Best known for hosting the TV variety show "The Toast of the Town" which later was renamed to The Ed Sullivan Show for 23yrs Jun20,1948 to Jun6,1971 on the @CBS network
OTD Oct13,1979 Michae lJackson#OTD Oct13,1979 #MichaelJackson is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" 2nd US solo #1 for @michaeljackson
OTD Oct13,1979Police#OTD Oct13,1979 The #Police are at #1 on the UK album charts with "Reggatta De Blanc" The LP has two #1 songs on it "Message in a Bottle" & "Walking on the Moon"
OTD Oct13,1984 Stevie Wonder#OTD Oct13,1984 #StevieWonder starts a 3wk run #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "I Just Called To Say I Love You" @motown records biggest UK seller and a #1 in the UK Sep2,1984 for 6wks, from the film "The Woman In Red"
OTD Oct13,1985 Kate Bush#OTD Oct13,1985 #KateBush returns to #1 on the UK Album chart with "Hounds Of Love" The album spent 2wks at #1 from Sep28,1985. Bush spent a total of 3wks at #1
OTD Oct13,1990 George Michael#OTD Oct13,1990 #GeorgeMichael is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Praying For Time" The 6th US solo #1 for George Michael
OTD Oct13,2016Bob Dylan#OTD Oct13,2016 The #NobelPrize @NobelPrize in Literature goes to #BobDylan for having created new poetic expressions in American song tradition
OTD Oct13,2018 Jim Taylor#OTD Oct13,2018 #JimTaylor RIP Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback dies at the age of 83. He played for the Green Bay @packers from 1958-66 and won four @NFL championships. Taylor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976