A Sixties 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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At London Airport, June 1966. (Photo by Wesley/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

10/9/1961 (56 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-not-to-enjoy-instant-classic "Hit The Road Jack", written by Percy Mayfield. Quite a variety of classic rockers have covered Percy's stuff over the years: "Memory Pain" was recorded by Thin Lizzy and, most notably, Johnny Winter who absolutely tore it up on his legendary "Second Winter" LP; a pretty loosely connected list of artists have tapped into the Mayfield catalog, from B.B. King to Fiona Apple, but it was this Ray Charles single that made him most famous, no doubt...

10/9/1981 (36 years ago today) - The Stones loved him, but their audience didn't know 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 to be their opening act, but their fans demonstrated no patience whatsoever for this dude dressed up in bikini briefs and trench coat and playing electro-outer-space-funk: after 15 minutes of the crowd booing and throwing beer cans, Prince was forced to run off stage! Well, it had been only over a week since he released the "Controversy" album, so (kinda) no surprise a majority of those in attendance "couldn't get no satisfaction" from the future purple-one's performance.

10/9/1940 - John Lennon would {should} have been 77 years old today.

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