Why October 19th Matters in Rock History

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It’s October 19th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

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In 1968, an 18-year-old guitarist named Peter Frampton played with The Small Faces during a London concert. Soon after, he’d join Humble Pie.

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In 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive went to number one on the US album chart with Not Fragile.

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In 2004, the soundtrack to the film Alfie came out. Many of the songs were performed by Mick Jagger and others by Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart.

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In 1985, A-Ha had the number one song in the country with “Take On Me.”

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In 1993, Pearl Jam released their second album,Vs., which featured classics like “Daughter,” “Dissident” and “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town.”

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In 2004, Nirvana’s Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic appeared in public together for the first time in a decade at a Las Vegas rally for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

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And in 2005, U2’s Bono had lunch with President George W. Bush in the White House where they discussed, among other issues, fighting AIDS.

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And that’s what happened today in rock history.

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