Today In Rock: October 24

1936

Bill Wyman was born.

1942

'Billboard'magazine debuts its African-American chart, calling it "Harlem Hit Parade."

1949

Roy Milton hits #5 on the R&B charts with the Specialty release of "Hucklebuck."

1960

"Tonight's the Night" by the Shirelles hits #39.

1962

Against the objections of Syd Nathan, who felt that no one would be interested in a live album of previously released material, James Brown records his performance at New York's Apollo Theater.

1964

Chuck Berry appears in the TAMI ("Teen-Age Music International") Show with the Rolling Stones, James Brown, the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and others. The concert, held in Santa Monica, California, is released the next year as a feature film.

1964

The Kinks reach # 7 with "You Really Got Me".

1966

After eight months spent living in America with his mother, Bob Marley returns to Jamaica.

1970

Pink Floyd's 'Atom Heart Mother' tops the UK chart. It reaches #55 in America and sets the stage for the breakthrough album 'Meddle, Obscured by Clouds' and, of course, 'Dark Side of the Moon.'

1970

'Abraxas', Santana's second album, tops the album chart for the first of six weeks. Although it is a favorite of FM rock stations, it also yields a pair of AM hits in "Black Magic Woman" (#4) and "Oye Como Va" (#13).

1970

Grand Funk Railroad hits #22 with "Closer To Home".

1981

Orchestral Manoeuvers In the Dark hits #5 in the UK with "Joan of Arc".

1981

Haircut 100 hits #4 in the UK with "Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)".

1982

Who Can It Be Now (Men At Work) was a hit.

1992

Twenty years after the release of his milestone 'Harvest,' Neil Young issues a sequel, 'Harvest Moon.' It becomes his first million-seller since 1979's 'Rust Never Sleeps.'