On October 20th, 1962, Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt Kickers began a two-week stop at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with Monster Mash. The song had been banned by The BBC in the UK, as it was deemed offensive. Monster Mash would become a #3 hit in the UK eleven years later, in 1973.
On this day in 1973 – Joe Walsh hits #23 with Rocky Mountain Way, a song featured on his 1973 studio album: The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get.
On October 20th, 1976 – Led Zeppelin’s movie The Song Remains the Same premiered at movie theaters in the United States.
On this day in 1990 - MTV announces its MTV’s Radio Station contest, by giving away a radio station and $10,000.
On October 20th, 1991 - MTV Brazil presents its Top 100 Countdown Show, in celebration of its 1st anniversary.
Born on October 20th, 1950 was Tom Petty. Happy Birthday, Tom! Yeah! Famously known for his band Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, this music legend was also a member of the American/British supergroup: The Traveling Wilburys. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002. Above photo: Creem magazine, October 1985 issue.
1951, Born on October 20th, 1951 was Alan Greenwood. Happy Birthday, Alan! Alan Greenwood was a founding member and keyboardist for Foreigner, playing on Foreigner (1977), Double Vision (1978) and Head Games (1979). Alan also played keyboards on Joe Lynn Turner’s debut solo album from 1985: Rescue You.
Born on October 20th, 1984 was Mitch Lucker. Mitch was a singer, songwriter and founding member of the Extreme Metal band: Suicide Silence. Mitch Lucker passed away, way too young, in 2012, due to injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash.
LONG LIVE METAL.
LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.