A '60's classic you can't help but singalong with... -- Hard to believe this artist was actually booed off stage... -- A Beatle birthday for the world to celebrate...

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10/9/1961 (57 years ago today) - "No more, no more, no more, no more": once you heard it, you couldn't get it out of your head -- Ray Charles starts two weeks at No. 1 with the impossible-to-resist single "Hit The Road Jack", written by Percy Mayfield. Actually, quite the variety of rockers have covered Percy's songs; his classic "Memory Pain" was recorded by Thin Lizzy and, most notably, by Johnny Winter who just friggin' tore it up on his legendary "Second Winter" LP. A pretty loosely connected list of artists have also tapped into the Mayfield catalog over the years, from B.B. King to Fiona Apple, but it was this Ray Charles single that put Percy in the spotlight...

10/9/1981 (37 years ago today) - The Stones loved him, but the fans didn't understand what the hell was going on: At the first of two sold-out nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, The Rolling Stones had enthusiastically chosen Prince as the opening act, but their audience had absolutely no tolerance for this, er, well, dude dressed up in bikini briefs and trench coat and playing hard-to-describe-electro-outer-space-funk -- After 15 minutes of vicious booing (and throwing beer cans), Prince was forced to run off stage! At the time, the Purple One had just released the saucy "Controversy" album, so (kinda) no surprise that a majority of those in attendance "couldn't get no satisfaction" from what Prince was putting out there. It wouldn't be much longer till the world catches up with him though...

10/9/1940 - John Lennon would have been 78 years old today.

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