A once-banned single returns to go to the tippity-top! -- The Eagles last hurrah? -- Here's your Two-Fer-Tuesday Rocktober 20th Coffee Break Calendar...

Released 11/2/1982 (Courtesy of MCA Records)
Released 11/2/1982 (Courtesy of MCA Records)

10/20/1962 (58 years ago today) - Well, it is that time of year: Bobby 'Boris' Pickett And The Crypt Kickers start two weeks at No. 1 with the holiday classic "Monster Mash" -- It didn't become a hit in England though, until 1973 when it finally cracked the Top Ten, making it all the way up to No. 3, in fact: the BBC had deemed it "offensive" and for eleven years, it never got any airplay at all!

10/20/1979 (41 years ago today) - Yeah, almost forty years for this one!: The Eagles' "The Long Run" bumps Led Zeppelin's "In Through The Out Door" out of the No. 1 spot, where it stays for nine weeks in a row -- Kinda tough to follow-up "Hotel California", but it's slick enough to become their fourth U.S. No. 1 LP, boasting three now-classic hit singles: "Heartache Tonight" went to No. 1 (for which they also won a Grammy Award), and both the title cut and "I Can't Tell You Why" went as high as No. 8 -- It will be their last studio album for 28 years; "Long Road Out Of Eden" doesn't see the light of day until 2007. Their stuff is hard to come by on YouTube, but we found a vintage '73 BBC clip that'll do the trick:

10/20/1950 - Thomas Earl Petty was born on this date in Gainesville, Florida -- "Charlie T. Wilbury Jr." would have been 70 today. We're pretty far removed from getting over this one still...

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"Well the good ol' days may not return...", xoxo!

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