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CDJ Today: October 5 in Classic Rock

Brian Johnson of classic rock band AC/DC
Brian Johnson performing with AC/DC, Manchester Apollo, 1982. CC-BY-2.0 Credit: Harry Potts

October 5, 2003 – Surviving Nugent, Ted Nugent’s reality show, set on Nugent’s 2000-acre Michigan ranch, premieres on VH1. Seven contestants compete in a series of challenges, like building an outhouse and skinning a boar, for a new pickup truck and $25,000.

October 5, 2008 – Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night finally tie the knot after dating for 20 years. At their wedding, guests wear 14th-century attire and jesters, knights and minstrels provide the entertainment. Candice and Blackmore formed the band Blackmore’s Night, which is a folk/Renaissance music project.

Classic Rock Birthdays

October 5, 1947 – Brian Johnson,vocals  (AC/DC)
October 5, 1950 – “Fast” Eddie Clarke, guitar, vocals (Motörhead, Fastway)
October 5, 1959 – Troy Luccketta, drums (Tesla)
October 5, 1951 – Sir Bob Geldof, vocals, guitar (The Boomtown Rats)
October 5, 1943 – Steve Miller, vocals, guitar (Steve Miller Band)
October 5, 1945 – Brian Connolly, vocals (Sweet) (d. 1997)
October 5, 1961 – David Bryson, guitar, vocals (Counting Crows)

Bob Geldof Performs Live in Studio with CDJ’s Paul Rappaport

Rock Remembrances

October 5, 2011 – Steve Jobs dies after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was 56.  Jobs, the founder of Apple and a music industry visionary, was adopted at birth and grew up as a loner and a fan of all things counterculture.  Among so many other innovations, his invention of both iTunes and the iPod revolutionized the music industry and helped to quell music piracy.


Tommy Shaw and Contemporary Youth Orchestra Sing For The Day!

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