ON THIS DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY 10.30.20


1970 - Jim Morrison of The Doors was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself during a concert in Miami.

1971 - Pink Floyd released their sixth studio album Meddle in the US. The album features 'One Of These Days' and the 23-minute track 'Echoes' which took up all of side 2 on the vinyl record. The cover image was photographed by Bob Dowling. The image represents an ear, underwater, collecting waves of sound, represented by ripples in the water.

1998 - All four original members of Black Sabbath reunited to perform "Paranoid" on Late Night with David Letterman. Prior to that date, Black Sabbath had not appeared on television since 1976.

1999 - Santana's Supernatural album went to No. 1 in America, giving the group its first chart-topping album in 28 years. The big song off the album was Smooth, co-written by Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas. He didn't intend to sing it, he wrote it with George Michael in mind and suggested he do the vocals.

2016 - With the Cubs in the World Series for the first time since 1945 (they haven't won since 1908), longtime fan Eddie Vedder leads the crowd in "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Birthdays:

Eddie Holland of Motown's legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland production team is 81.

Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and The Great Society is 81.

Otis Williams of The Temptations is 79.

Gavin Rossdale is 55.

On This Day In Music History is sourced from This Day in Music, Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock, Song Facts and Wikipedia.