The final week of October brings a bevy of major musical milestones, from the Halloween-appropriate first-ever Ozzfest to the release of The Who's Quadrophenia. Read on for a collection of events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening October 23 through October 29.

Events

1962 - The Beatles give their first radio interview on Radio Clatterbridge near Liverpool.

1962 - The Rolling Stones recorded their first demo, featuring three covers by Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Jimmy Reed.

1963 - The Beatles head to Sweden on their first foreign tour.

1964 - The Rolling Stones make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show performing "Around and Around" and "Time is on My Side." Oh, and a riot breaks out.

1970 - Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin III reaches No. 1.

1976 - Led Zeppelin perform on American television for the first time when they rock Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.

1996 - The first Ozzfest takes place as a two-day festival in Phoenix, Arizona, and Devore, California.

2001 - R.E.M. performs a surprise gig at Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, owned by guitarist Peter Buck and his wife, Stephanie Dorgan.


Releases

1966, The Kinks: Face to Face

1967, Ten Years After: Ten Years After

1969, Johnny Winter: Second Winter

1973, The Who: Quadrophenia

The Who

1977, Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

1978, Rush: Hemispheres

1979, Motörhead: Bomber

1982, Prince: 1999

1983, Bob Dylan: Infidels

1984, Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers

Deep Purple

1985, ZZ Top: Afterburner

1995, Ozzy Osbourne: Ozzmosis

1995, The Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Smashing Pumpkins

1998, R.E.M.: Up

1999, Incubus: Make Yourself

2000, Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory

2001, Bush, Golden State 

2007, Eagles: Long Road Out of Eden

2007, Exodus, The Atrocity Exhibition...Exhibit A


Births

Bill Wyman - October 24, 1936

Denny Laine (The Moody Blues) - October 29, 1944

Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf) - October 24, 1946

Peter Green - October 29, 1946

Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) - October 25, 1948

Garry Tallent (E Street Band) - October 27, 1949

Bootsy Collins (Parliament) - October 26, 1951

K. Downing (Judas Priest) - October 27, 1951

Desmond Child (songwriter) - October 28, 1953

"Weird Al" Yankovic - October 23, 1959

Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - October 25, 1962

Robert Trujillo (Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies), October 23, 1964

Keith Urban - October 26, 1967

Scott Weiland - October 27, 1967

Ben Harper - October 28, 1969

Neil Fallon (Clutch) - October 25, 1971

Ben Gillies (Silverchair) - October 24, 1979


Deaths

Duane Allman - October 29, 1971

Steve Took (T Rex) - October 27, 1980

Tom Dowd (producer) - October 24, 2002

Lou Reed - October 27, 2013

Alvin Stardust - October 23, 2014

Jack Bruce - October 25, 2014