Greatest songwriting duo maybe ever gets started today / Jimi as opening act is always kinda funny / Gotta give it up for Charles Edward Anderson Berry...

Chuck performing in England, May 1977. (Keystone/Getty Images)

10/18/1957 (60 years ago today) - Paul McCartney made his first appearance with The Quarry Men at New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool. The official line-up for the group at this time was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and soon-to-be-footnotes-in-rock-history Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton and Len Garry. This was the gig where Paul played John some songs that he had composed, to which John then added some touches of his own, effectively marking the birth of the Lennon/McCartney songwriting partnership. Life as we know it has just begun to change forevermore...

10/18/1966 (51 years ago today) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig as a band -- They were the opening act for headliner/French pop star Johnny Hallyday at the Paris Olympia in France. Though he's sold millions of records (18 platinum albums!) and toured the world close to 200 times, Hallyday remains unknown outside of the Francophone world -- In English speaking countries, his nickname is "the biggest rock star you've never heard of". Jimi, on the other hand...

10/18/1926 - Born on this day, the (truly) one and only Chuck Berry. Fact: No Chuck? No Beatles, No Stones. How'd ya like to live in that world?

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"...'Cause if you get too close/You know I'm gone like a cool breeze...", xoxo!