Happy October, rockers. The first week in October packs a major punch when it comes to musical milestones, from the release of Led Zeppelin III to the tragic death of Janis Joplin. Keep reading for a slew of events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening October 2 through 8.

Events

1962 - "Love Me Do," the debut single from the Beatles, was released in the UK.

1967 - The Beatles start recording "Hello Goodbye."

1968 - The Beatles' Abbey Road album reached number one on the UK charts.

1978 - Gene Simmons has something to celebrate, as his self-titled solo album is certified Platinum.

1985 - Bruce Springsteen closes out his Born in the USA tour with the final of four shows at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

1995 - (What's the Story?) Morning Glory is unleashed and thrusts Oasis into the worldwide spotlight.

Oasis

2003 - For a third the third year in a row, Radiohead snags the "best act in the world today" award at the Q Awards in London.


Releases

1963 - The Beach Boys, Little Deuce Coupe

1968 - Muddy Waters, Electric Mud

1970 - Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin III

Led Zeppelin

1973 - Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

1975 - The Who, The Who By Numbers

1977 - ELO, Out of the Blue

1978 - Dire Straits, Dire Straits

1979 - The Who, Quadrophenia (soundtrack)

The Who

1980 - The Police, Zenyatta Mondatta

1981 - The Police, Ghost in the Machine

1982 - Accept, Restless and Wild

1983 - Genesis, Genesis

1986 - Slayer, Reign in Blood

1988 - Keith Richards, Talk Is Cheap

1992 - R.E.M., Automatic for the People

1992 - Soul Asylum, Grave Dancers Union

1994 - The Cranberries, No Need to Argue

1995 - Oasis, (What's the Story?) Morning Glory

1997 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Trouble Is...

1999 - Live, The Distance to Here

2000 - Green Day, Warning

2002 - Bon Jovi, Bounce

Bounce

2006 - The Killers, Sam's Town


Births

Eddie Cochran - October 3, 1938

Chubby Checker - October 3, 1941

Steve Miller - October 5, 1943

Don McLean - October 2, 1945

Brian Connolly (Sweet) - October 5, 1945

Brian Johnson - October 5, 1947

Johnny Ramone - October 8, 1948

Lindsey Buckingham - October 3, 1949

Eddie Clarke (Motörhead) - October 5, 1950

Mike Rutherford (Genesis) - October 2, 1950

Bob Geldof - October 5, 1951

John Mellencamp - October 7, 1951

String - October 2, 1951

Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) - October 7, 1953

Stevie Ray Vaughan - October 3, 1954

Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) - October 6, 1954

Freddie Jackson - October 2, 1956

David Bryson (Counting Crows) - October 5, 1961

Tommy Lee - October 3, 1962

Tommy Stinson (The Replacements) - October 6, 1966

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - October 7, 1968

Gwen Stefani - October 3, 1969

Tiffany - October 2, 1971

William Butler (Arcade Fire) - October 6, 1982


Deaths

Johnny Kidd - October 7, 1966

Janis Joplin - October 4, 1970

Woody Guthrie - October 3, 1967

Gene Autry dies - October 2, 1998

Benjamin Orr (The Cars) - October 3, 2000

Eddie Kendricks (The Temptations) - October 5, 1992

Mike Gibbins (Badfinger) - October 4, 2005

Philip Chevron (The Pogues) - October 8, 2013