Former Rolling Stone bassist, Bill Wyman, was born on this day. After leaving The Rolling Stones, Wyman has toured with his backing band, The Rhythm Kings.
The Beatles left Great Britain for their first tour outside of their homeland.
Former U.S. President Richard Nixon, appealed to radio broadcasters to screen songs for content, and ban airplay on any songs with lyrics that encourage drug use.
Art Garfunkel received his first gold album of his solo career for 'Angel Clare'.
Guinness Book of World Records gave Paul McCartney a rhodium-plated disc for being history's all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist on this date, 10/24 in 1980. McCartney had written or co-written 43 songs that had sold over a million copies each between 1962 and 1978. Paul has also performed in front of the largest paid audience for a solo concert and is one Britain's wealthiest men. All made possible by rock and roll!
The John Fogerty vs. Fantasy Records case began. Fantasy claimed that Fogerty had plagiarized his own song 'Run Through The Jungle' when he wrote 'The Old Man Down The Road'.
Hank Ballard, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Bobby Darin, the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, Holland-Dozier-Holland, the Kinks, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the Platters, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In Cleveland, OH, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) sang the national anthem in Game 3 of the World Series.
'It's A Mystery' was released by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band. It was their first studio release in four years.
Berry Gordy was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today for his contributions to entertainment as the founder of the Motown Record Label. Throughout his career as a producer, Gordy brought the talents of artists such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to light.
Forbes.com reported that Kurt Cobain had surpassed Elvis Presley as the highest earning dead celebrity for the previous 12 months. Cobain's earnings totaled $50 million, well above Presley's $42 million, with the late John Lennon earning $24 million.