A trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. The Beatles met one of their heroes for the first time, Rod Stewart said goodbye to a beloved band, and one of rock and roll’s pioneering founders performed his last show. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

Events

1902 – Orville Gibson founds the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1962 – Little Richard headlines a concert bill in England that includes The Beatles, affording the band the chance to meet one of their heroes for the first time.

1965 – The Beatle’s “Yesterday” begins a four-week run atop the U.S. singles chart.

1965 – The Who record “My Generation” at Pye studios in London.

1966 – Grace Slick makes her debut stage appearance with Jefferson Airplane.

1969 – The Jackson Five make their national television debut, appearing on the ABC show “Hollywood Palace.”

1969 – Muddy Waters suffers severe injuries in an auto accident outside Chicago. Henceforth, the blues legend will generally perform while seated.

1970 – The musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” makes its Broadway debut.

1971 – “Maggie May” becomes the first of six U.K. Number One hits for Rod Stewart.

1975 – Rod Stewart’s longtime affiliation with Faces ends, with the staging of a final concert in New York.

1979 – The mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley, declares October 10 “Fleetwood Mac Day.” The band is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1979 – ABBA perform their first concert in North America, staging a show in Vancouver, Canada.

1990 – Dave Grohl makes his on-stage debut as Nirvana’s drummer, appearing behind the kit at a show in Olympia, Washington.

1996 – At long last, the Rolling Stones release their legendary 1968 BBC television special, The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus.

Rolling Stones

1993 – Nirvana’s third studio album, In Utero, enters the U.S. album chart at Number One.

2000 – The first John Lennon museum opens. Located in Japan, it makes its debut on what would have been Lennon’s 60th birthday.

John Lennon

2012 – The Rolling Stones release a well-received new single titled “Doom and Gloom.”

2013 – Paul McCartney stages a surprise show for New Yorkers, performing a free (albeit brief) concert from the platform of a truck parked in Times Square.

2014 – Chuck Berry performs his final show, staging the last of his long-running monthly gigs at the Blueberry Hill club in St. Louis.

2016 – Rod Stewart is knighted at Buckingham Palace.

2016 – Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first American to receive the distinction since Toni Morrison was similarly honored in 1993.


Releases

1966 – The Monkees: The Monkees

1969 – The Kinks: Arthur

1969 – King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King

1969 – Frank Zappa: Hot Rats

Frank Zappa

1970 – Pink Floyd: Atom Heart Mother

1972 – Santana: Caravanserai

1973 – Genesis: Selling England by the Pound

1973 – Neil Young: Time Fades Away

1974 – Billy Joel: Streetlife Serenade

1974 – Jethro Tull: War Child

1975 – Deep Purple: Come Taste the Band

1977 – Kiss: Alive II

1977 – David Bowie: “Heroes”

David Bowie

1978 – Toto: Toto

1979 – Fleetwood Mac: Tusk

1981 – U2: October

1981 – Prince: Controversy

1983 – Cyndi Lauper: She’s So Unusual

1984 – Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

1984 – Julian Lennon: Valotte

1985 – INXS: Listen Like Thieves

1985 – Rush: Power Windows

1986 – Billy Idol: Whiplash Smile

1987 – Bruce Springsteen: Tunnel of Love

1987 – Joe Satriani: Surfing with the Alien

1988 – U2: Rattle and Hum

1989 – The Jesus and Mary Chain: Automatic

1993 – Letters to Cleo: Aurora Gory Alice

1994 – Suede: Dog Man Star

1994 – The Cult: The Cult

1995 – Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive! II

1995 – Green Day: Insomniac

1996 – Counting Crows: Recovering the Satellites

1996 – Donovan: Sutras

1997 – Green Day: Nimrod

2000 – Slash’s Snakepit: Ain’t Life Grand

2001 – The Strokes: Is This It


Deaths

Cole Porter – Oct. 15, 1964

Gene Vincent – Oct. 12, 1971

Ed Sullivan – Oct. 12, 1974

Jacques Brel – Oct. 9, 1978

Ricky Wilson (B-52s) – Oct. 12, 1985

Leonard Bernstein – Oct. 14, 1990

John Denver – Oct. 12, 1997

Freddie Fender – Oct. 14, 2006

Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) – Oct. 12, 2009

Solomon Burke – Oct. 10, 2010


Births

Thelonious Monk – Oct. 10, 1917

Ennio Morricone – Oct. 10, 1928

Dottie West – Oct. 11, 1932

Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) – Oct. 12, 1935

John Lennon – Oct. 9, 1940

Cliff Richard – Oct. 14, 1940

Paul Simon – Oct. 12, 1941

John Entwistle – Oct. 9, 1944

Robert Lamm – Oct. 13, 1944

Alan Cartwright (Procol Harum) – Oct. 10, 1945

John Prine – Oct. 10, 1946

Daryl Hall – Oct. 11, 1946

Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) – Oct. 14, 1946

Richard Carpenter – Oct. 15, 1946

Sammy Hagar – Oct. 13, 1947

Jackson Browne – Oct. 9, 1948

David Lee Roth – Oct. 10, 1954

Tanya Tucker – Oct. 10, 1958

Thomas Dolby – Oct. 14, 1958

Bob Mould – Oct. 12, 1960

Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) – Oct. 10, 1961

Polly Jean Harvey – Oct. 9, 1969

Sean Lennon – Oct. 9, 1975