Today In Rock: October 30

1939

Eddie Holland was born.

1939

Grace Victoria Wing, a.k.a. Grace Slick (of Jefferson Airplane), is born in Chciago, Illinois.

1941

Otis Williams was born.

1947

Timothy B. Schmit was born.

1947

After a dozen years at Columbia, Bob Wills records his first single ("Deep Water") for a new label, MGM, where he'll have three hits: "Thorn in My Heart" (#10), "Ida Red" (#10) and "Faded Love" (#8).

1953

The 5 Royales hit #1 on the R&B chart with "Baby Don't Do It", #1 on the R&B chart with "Help Me Somebody", #5 on the R&B chart with "Crazy, Crazy, Crazy" and #4 on the R&B chart with "Too Much Lovin'".

1961

Lee Dorsey hits #7 with "Ya Ya".

1961

The Paris Sisters go to #5 with "I Love How You Love Me."

1965

"A Lover's Concerto" by the Toys charts at #2.

1966

Last Train to Clarksville (The Monkees) was a hit.

1971

The Persuaders hit #15 with "Thin Line Between Love & Hate".

1972

Genesis hits #12 in the UK with 'Foxtrot'.

1982

Heaven 17 hits #41 in the UK with "Let Me Go".

1982

The Dazz Band hits #5 with "Let It Whip".

1982

Rush hits #21 with "New World Man".

1985

MTV premieres the video "Sun City" by Artists United Against Apartheid.

1987

American born Adam Curry, was named the most popular European TV and radio personality for three consecutive years, signs on as an MTV VJ.

1988

Kokomo (The Beach Boys) was a hit.

2000

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' receives its 26th platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), representing 26 million copies sold in the U.S. It remains the second best-selling album in music history.