Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Oct21,1940 Manfred Mann#BTD Oct21,1940 #ManfredMann (Manfred Sepse Lubowitz) keyboardist #ManfredMann 1964 UK/US #1 "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", 1966 UK #1 & US #29 "Pretty Flamingo", 1968 UK #1 & US #10 "Mighty Quinn", +14 UK Top40s & later Manfred Mann's Earth Band 1976 UK #6 & US #1 "Blinded by the Light"
BTD Oct21,1941 Dickie Pride#BTD Oct21,1941 #DickiePride (Richard Charles Kneller) RIP singer 1959 UK #28 "Frantic" One of #LarryParnes pop music stars. Found dead on Mar26,1969 at the age of 27, overdose of sleeping pills. Fellow Parnes artists said Pride had been the most talented singer of the group
BTD Oct21,1941 Steve Cropper#BTD Oct21,1941 #SteveCropper guitarist #BookerT and the #MG's 1962 US #3 "Green Onions" & 1969 UK #4 "Time Is Tight" #HBday @OfficialCropper
BTD Oct21,1942 Elvin Bishop#BTD Oct21,1942 #ElvinBishop singer, guitarist, songwriter part of the #PaulButterfield Blues Band and solo 1976 US #3 & UK #34 "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" 2015 inducted into the @rockhall of fame as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band
BTD Oct21,1942 Larry Kane#BTD Oct21,1942 #LarryKane journalist, news anchor, author, early in his career, he was the only broadcast journalist to travel to every stop on the #Beatles 1964 and 1965 American tours. He has authored 3 books about the Beatles #HBday @larrykane
BTD Oct21,1943 Ron Elliott#BTD Oct21,1943 #RonElliott songwriter, producer, lead guitarist The #BeauBrummels 1965 US #8 "Just A Little" and in the band #HarpersBizarre 1967 US #13 & UK #34 "The 59th Street Bridge Song, Feelin' Groovy"
BTD Oct21,1946 Lee Loughnane#BTD Oct21,1946 #LeeLoughnane trumpet, songwriter, founding member #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
BTD Oct21,1947 Tetsu Yamauchi#BTD Oct21,1947 #TetsuYamauchi bass guitarist The #Faces 1973 UK #8 "Pool Hall Richard" & #Free 1973 UK #7 "Wishing Well" and solo artist
BTD OCt21,1952 Brent Mydland#BTD OCt21,1952 #BrentMydland RIP keyboardist, songwriter The #GratefulDead 1979-1990. 1987 US #9, US Main Rock #1 "Touch of Grey" & 1980 LP "Dead Go to Heaven", longer tenure than any other keyboardist in band. 1994 inducted in @rockhall of fame as a member of the @GratefulDead
BTD Oct21,1953 Charlotte Caffey#BTD Oct21,1953 #CharlotteCaffey guitarist The #GoGo's 1981 US #2 "We Got The Beat", 1982 US #8 "Vacation", 1984 US #11 "Head Over Heels"
BTD Oct21,1954 Eric Faulkner#BTD Oct21,1954 #EricFaulkner guitarist, songwriter, singer #BayCityRollers 1975 UK #1 "Bye Bye Baby" and "Give a Little Love", +11 UK Top20 singles & 1976 US #1 "Saturday Night"
BTD Oct21,1957 Steve Lukather#BTD Oct21,1957 #SteveLukather guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, a founding member of #Toto @toto99com 1978 US #5 "Hold the Line", 1982 US #2 "Rosanna", 1983 US #1 single "Africa", +6 US Top40 singles #HBday @stevelukather
OTD Oct21,1944Mills Brothers#OTD Oct21,1944 The #MillsBrothers are back at #1 and on a 2wk run at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "You Always Hurt The One You Love" they spent 1wk at #1 on Oct7. Four boys and a guitar
OTD Oct21,1954 Dean Martin#OTD Oct21,1954 #DeanMartin peaks at #6 on the UK singles chart with "Sway" From a song called "Quién será". In 1954, the English lyrics were written by #NormanGimbel and this new song was recorded by Dean Martin backed by #DickStabile's orchestra
OTD Oct21,1958 Buddy Holly#OTD Oct21,1958 #BuddyHolly's last recording session took place at Pythian Temple Studios, New York City.
OTD Oct21,1964Beatles#OTD Oct21,1964 The #Beatles on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow.
OTD Oct21,1965Beatles#OTD Oct21,1965 The #Beatles begin recording the #JohnLennon song "Nowhere Man" taping 2 takes and leaving the song unfinished
OTD Oct21,1965 Beatles#OTD Oct21,1965 Wanting to improve, The #Beatles start from scratch on recording the song "Norwegian Wood" (first called This Bird Has Flown) finishing recordings in 3 takes
OTD Oct21,1967 LuLu#OTD Oct21,1967 #LuLu starts a 5wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with the theme from the film "To Sir With Love" @lulushouts Written by #DonBlack, #MarkLondon (husband of Lulu's manager Marion Massey), produced by #MickieMost with arrangement by #MikeLeander
OTD Oct21,1967Beatles#OTD Oct21,1967 The #Beatles TV cartoon series ends; John, Ringo, George, & Paul as animated characters on #ABC Saturday; 39 episodes were produced with titles from Beatles songs with the story based on the lyrics of each song. Voices by #PaulFrees & #LancePercival
OTD Oct21,1972 Chuck Berry#OTD Oct21,1972 #ChuckBerry starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "My Ding-A-Ling" written and recorded in 1952 by #DaveBartholomew then covered by Berry his only Hot100 #1
OTD Oct21,1972 Curtis Mayfield#OTD Oct21,1972 #CurtisMayfield starts a 4wk run at #1 on US album chart with soundtrack to "Superfly"
OTD Oct21,1973 David Cassidy#OTD Oct21,1973 #DavidCassidy starts a 3wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with his double A side 45 "Daydreamer / The Puppy Song"; Cassidy's 2nd and last UK #1. Daydreamer written by #TerryDempsey and The Puppy Song written by #HarryNilsson
OTD Oct21,1977Beatles#OTD Oct21,1977 The US release of the #Beatles double LP "Love Songs" @CapitolRecords love songs were recorded between 1962 & 1970
OTD Oct21,1978 Exile#OTD Oct21,1978 #Exile is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Kiss You All Over" for the last week of a 4wk run at #1
OTD Oct21,1979 Lena Martell#OTD Oct21,1979 #LenaMartell is at #1 on the UK singles chart with "One Day At A Time" the singers only UK hit, basically a #OneHitWonder. Originally written by #MarijohnWilkin and #KrisKristofferson it has been recorded by over 200 artists
OTD Oct21,1989 Janet Jackson#OTD Oct21,1989 #JanetJackson is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Miss You Much" @JanetJackson 3rd week of a 4wk run at #1