This was the week when Dave Grohl played on stage with Nirvana for the first time, and also the week when Credence Clearwater Revival called it quits. This week also marks the 114th anniversary of the formation of a certain mandolin and guitar manufacturing company in Kalamazoo.

Events

1902 - The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd. is formed on October 10, 1902. Orville Gibson sold the rights to his name and patent to five businessmen in Kalamazoo, MI, who kept Orville on as a consultant.

Orville Gibson

1965 - Jimi Hendrix signed his first UK record deal.

Jimi Hendrix

1972 - Creedence Clearwater Revival officially called it quits on October 16, 1972 following a rather lackluster reception of their seventh studio album Mardi Gras.

1974 - Blondie played their first gig using their new name "Blondie" at the legendary CBGB's in New York City.

Blondie

1978 - While playing a show in Philadelphia, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were injured when someone in the audience threw a cherry bomb on stage, prompting the band to use a safety fence in front of the stage for the remainder of the tour.

1980 - Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was laid to rest. Bonham passed away on September 25 at only 32 years old.

1990 - Dave Grohl played on stage with Nirvana for the first time. The show took place at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, WA.

2009 - Pearl Jam's ninth album Backspacer went to the top of the US charts, proving the Seattle band were still every bit as relevant some 18 years after releasing their debut album Ten.

Releases

1968 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland

1968 - Three Dog Night: Three Dog Night

1969 - Frank Zappa: Hot Rats

1972 - Santana: Caravanserai

1973 - Fleetwood Mac: Mystery to Me

1973 - Grateful Dead: Wake of the Flood

1974 - The Rolling Stones: It's Only Rock 'n Roll

1975 - Deep Purple: Come Taste The Band

1977 - David Bowie: "Heroes"

Bowie

1978 - Toto: Toto

1979 - Fleetwood Mac: Tusk

1980 - Thin Lizzy: Chinatown

1981 - U2: October

1982 - Kiss: Creatures of the Night

1986 - Billy Idol: Whiplash Smile

1988 - U2: Rattle and Hum

1990 - ZZ Top: Recycler

1991 - Ugly Kid Joe: As Ugly as They Wanna Be

1992 - 4 Non Blondes: Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

1994 - Suede: Dog Man Star

1994 - Korn: Korn

1995 - Green Day: Insomniac

1995 - No Doubt: Tragic Kingdom

No Doubt

1997 - Green Day: Nimrod

1999 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Live On

2000 - Slash's Snakepit: Ain't Life Grand

2000 - The Wallflowers: (Breach)

2004 - Sum 41: Chuck

2005 - Sevendust: Next

2008 - Keane: Perfect Symmetry

2013 - Pearl Jam: Lightning Bolt

2013 - Paul McCartney: New

2014 - OK Go: Hungry Ghosts

Deaths

Carey Lander (Camera Obscura) - October 11, 2015

Ricky Wilson (B-52's) - October 12, 1985

John Denver - October 12, 1997

Births

Nico (The Velvet Underground) - October 16, 1938

Paul Simon - October 13, 1941

Robert Lamm (Chicago) - October 13, 1944

Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues) - October 14, 1946

Sammy Hagar - October 13, 1947

Bob Weir (The Grateful Dead) - October 16, 1947

Rick Parfitt (Status Quo) - October 12, 1948

Daryl Hall - October 11, 1949

Midge Ure - October 10, 1953

David Lee Roth - October 10, 1955

A. J. Pero (Twisted Sister) - October 14, 1959

Eric Martin (Mr. Big) - October 10, 1960

Dave Vanian (The Damned) - October 12, 1956

Bob Mould (Husker Du) - October 12, 1960

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - October 16, 1962

John Mayer - October 16, 1977