Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Oct3,1938 Eddie Cochran#BTD Oct3,1938 #EddieCochran (Ray Edward Cochran) RIP singer 1958 US #8 & UK #18 "Summertime Blues", 1960 UK #1 "Three Steps To Heaven", +2 US & 7 UK Top40 singles. Cochran was killed at 21 on Apr17,1960 when his taxi crashed into a lamppost on Rowden Hill Chippenham, Wiltshire
BTD Oct3,1941 Chubby Checker#BTD Oct3,1941 #ChubbyChecker (Ernest Evans) singer, sang "The Twist" only song at #1 on the US charts twice 1960 & 1962; 1961 US #1 "Pony Time", +22 US Top40 singles
BTD Oct3,1945 Antonio Martinez#BTD Oct3,1945 #AntonioMartinez RIP guitarist #LosBravos 1966 UK #2 & US #4 single "Black Is Black" The 1st Spanish rock band with a UK & US hit single
BTD Oct3,1946 P P Arnold#BTD Oct3,1946 #PPArnold (Patricia Ann Cole) singer 1967 UK #18 "The First Cut Is the Deepest" written by #CatStevens, + 3 UK Top40 singles #HBday @PPArnold1
BTD Oct3,1947 Ben Cauley#BTD Oct3,1947 #BenCauley RIP trumpeter, songwriter, founder of #Stax recording group, member of The #BarKays. The only survivor of a Dec10,1967 plane crash that killed #OtisRedding, Cauley's Bar-Kays band members #PhalonJones, CarlCunningham, #JimmyKing and #RonnieCaldwell
BTD Oct3,1949 Lindsey Buckingham#BTD Oct3,1949 #LindseyBuckingham singer, songwriter, lead guitarist #FleetwoodMac @fleetwoodmac 1977 US #1 "Dreams" & #1 album "Rumours", +12 UK & 16 US Top40 singles
BTD Oct3,1950 Ronnie Laws#BTD Oct3,1950 #RonnieLaws saxophonist, flute joined the group #EarthWindandFire on their album "Last Days and Time" Left band soon after and solo 1980 R&B #12 "Every Generation", +4 R&B Top40 singles
BTD Oct3,1954 Stevie Ray Vaughan#BTD Oct3,1954 #StevieRayVaughan guitarist RIP, influential electric guitarists 1989 US Rock #1 "Crossfire", +23 US Rock Top40 singles. Played guitar on #DavidBowie's "Let's Dance" LP
BTD Oct3,1961 Robbie Jaymes#BTD Oct3,1961 #RobbieJaymes keyboards, original member #ModernRomance 1981 US Dance #2 "Can You Move" & 1982 UK #4 single "Best Years Of Our Lives"
BTD Oct3,1962 Tommy Lee#BTD Oct3,1962 #TommyLee (Thomas Lee Bass) drummer, guitarist, founding member #MotleyCrue @MotleyCrue 1988 UK #23 "You're All I Need" & 1989 US #1 album "Dr Feelgood" & founded #MethodsOfMayhem
OTD Oct3,1945 Elvis Presley#OTD Oct3,1945 #ElvisPresley at 10 years old makes his 1st public appearance. Talent contest at Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show singing "Old Shep" @ElvisPresley came in 2nd place
OTD Oct3,1952Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet#OTD Oct3,1952 The first episode "The Rivals" of "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" airs on #ABC starring the real-life #Nelson family. After a long run on radio, the show was brought to TV, where it continued its success, initially running simultaneously on radio and TV
OTD Oct3,1955Mickey Mouse Club, Walt Disney#OTD Oct3,1955 “The Mickey Mouse Club” first premieres on the @ABCNetwork Created by #WaltDisney and produced by @WaltDisneyCo Productions
OTD Oct3,1956 Elvis Presley#OTD Oct3,1956 #ElvisPresley is still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Don't Be Cruel" for the 5th week of a 7wk run at #1
OTD Oct3,1957 Pat Boone#OTD Oct3,1957 #PatBoone starts "The #PatBoone Chevy Showroom" which premieres on the @ABCNetwork half hour variety show sponsored by @chevrolet Hosted by @Pat_Boone
OTD Oct3,1958Biggest Show Of Stars 1958#OTD Oct3,1958 The Biggest Show Of Stars 1958 Tour kicks off at the Worcester Auditorium in Massachusetts.
OTD Oct3,1961 Country Music Hall of Fame#OTD Oct3,1961 #JimmieRodgers, #FredRose & #HankWilliams are the 1st to be inducted into the @countrymusichof Fame in Nashville, Tennessee
OTD Oct3,1961Dick Van Dyke Show#OTD Oct3,1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show premieres "The Sick Boy and the Sitter" Writer Rob Petrie (#DickVanDyke) talks Laura (#MaryTylerMoore) into leaving Ritchie (#LarryMathews) with a babysitter TV star Alan Brady (#CarlReiner) at his home. A nervous Laura repeatedly calls Alan
OTD Oct3,1964 Roy Orbison#OTD Oct3,1964 #RoyOrbison and the #CandyMen are still at #1 @billboard Hot100 with "Oh, Pretty Woman" @ROYORBISON 2nd week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD Oct3,1964Beatles#OTD Oct3,1964 The #Beatles album "A Hard Day's Night" At #1 for the 11th week on UK Record Retailer chart
OTD Oct3,1966Monkees#OTD Oct3,1966 The #Monkees TV series S1 E4 "Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers" A shady PR man kidnaps @TheMonkees to prevent them from winning a talent contest in order for his clients, a rival band the Four Swines, to win
OTD Oct3,1967 Woody Guthrie#OTD Oct3,1967 #WoodyGuthrie singer, songwriter dies at the age of 55. Major influence on #BobDylan & folk music. 1970s movie "Bound For Glory" is based on his life
OTD Oct3,1968Beatles#OTD Oct3,1968 The #Beatles record "Savoy Truffle" written by #GeorgeHarrison and inspired by #EricClapton's love for chocolate. The lyrics list the various flavors offered in #Mackintosh's Good News chocolates & how it could effect @EricClapton
OTD Oct3,1971 Rod Stewart#OTD Oct3,1971 #RodStewart starts a 5wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Maggie May / Reason To Believe" @rodstewart original Maggie May Video 1971 ==> youtu.be/fD_6KqP7K0g
OTD Oct3,1976 Dr Feelgood#OTD Oct3,1976 #DrFeelgood scores a #1 UK album with "Stupidity" 1st live album to go to #1 in first week of its release
OTD Oct3,1977 Elvis Presley#OTD Oct3,1977 The bodies of #ElvisPresley & his mother Gladys are moved to #Graceland after a few attempts were made to snatch the coffins
OTD Oct3,1978Aerosmith#OTD Oct3,1978 @Aerosmith bails 30 fans out of jail after their arrest for smoking pot during the #Aerosmith concert in Fort Wayne
OTD Oct3,1981 Diana Ross, Lionel Richie#OTD Oct3,1981 #DianaRoss and #LionelRichie are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Endless Love" @DianaRoss @LionelRichie are on their 8th week of a 9wk run at #1
OTD Oct3,1983 Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson#OTD Oct3,1983 #PaulMcCartney & #MichaelJackson release "Say, Say, Say" by Parlophone Records in the UK and Columbia Records in the US. The single will start a 6wk run at #1 @billboard Hot100 on Dec10
OTD Oct3,1987 Whitney Houston#OTD Oct3,1987 #WhitneyHouston is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Didn't We Almost Have It All" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1