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October 16

1954 Two weeks after his appearance at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Elvis performs on the Louisiana Hayride, broadcast live on KWKH in Shreveport. After an enthusiastic reception, Elvis is booked to appear every week for a year at $18 per show.

1967 Joan Baez was arrested, along with 123 others, for blocking the entrance to an Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California.

1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival split up following the failure of their most recent album, “Mardi Gras”.

1992 Sinead O’Connor is booed off the stage at a show honoring Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden. The crowd was reacting to O’Connor’s tearing up a picture of the Pope on Saturday Night Live two weeks earlier.

1993 Aretha Franklin sang the US national anthem at a World Series baseball game in Toronto between the Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies.

2001 Two security guards were fired after refusing to allow Bob Dylan into his own concert. Dylan, who had demanded that security on his Love and Theft tour should be tighter than ever, didn’t have a pass when he arrived backstage.

2015 A petition signed in 1967 by all four Beatles and friends of Mick Jagger asking that he play the lead role of Alex in British version of A Clockwork Orange went on the auction block with an estimated selling price of $18,000 to $25,000. Plans for that film were eventually shelved until 1971 when it was produced by Stanley Kubrick. 

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