Tom Petty would have been OK with today's calendar...

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, civil rights rally, Washington D.C., August 1963. (Photo: Rowland Scherman/National Archive/Getty Images)

10/4/1961 (56 years ago today) - Bob Dylan plays his first grand showcase gig at New York City's prestigious Carnegie Hall. There are only 53 people in the audience, though...

10/4/1969 (48 years ago today) - Creedence Clearwater Revival score their first No. 1 LP when "Green River" kicks off a four week run in the top spot. Strange, but true: they never had a No. 1 single. Ever! Oh, they came close (lots of No. 2 placings, actually), but you would have thought, with all those mega-classic singles that are still played on the radio today, that at least one would have achieved No. 1 status. Never happened for 'em, which is slightly weird...

10/4/1970 (47 years ago today) - The very sad Club 27 gets another member: Janis Joplin is found dead at Hollywood's Landmark Hotel from an accidental heroin overdose, after which she gets her first (well deserved) chart toppers -- Both the single "Me And Bobby McGee" and the album "Pearl" go to No. 1. Fact: Janis remains one of the best selling artists in the U.S., with over 16 million albums sold in America alone! She was the real deal, alright:

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