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Elton and the Queen & Billy & baseball in Today’s Rock History!

OCTOBER 30TH IS THE 303RD DAY OF THE YEAR.  TODAY IS HAUNTED REFRIGERATOR NIGHT, MISCHIEF NIGHT, NATIONAL CANDY CORN DAY, NATIONAL TEXT YOUR EX DAY, PUMPKIN BREAD DAY, AND SUGAR ADDICTION AWARENESS DAY!

1964

Roy Orbison was awarded his ninth Gold record for “Oh! Pretty Woman”, which topped the charts in ten countries, selling over seven million copies

1972

Elton John gave a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first Rock ‘n’ Roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles did it in November 1963..

1978

Just in time for Halloween, KISS was featured in an animated cartoon called “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park” on NBC-TV..

2015

Billy Joel kicked off Game 3 of the World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. During the 8th inning, he sang along with the crowd when “Piano Man” was played over the P.A. system.

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