PI 3582 ''Sittin' And Thinkin'''b/w ''Finally Found Out'' by Charlie Rich issued.
OCTOBER 1, 1962 MONDAY
Capitol released Wanda Jackson's ''In The Middle Of A Heartache''.
OCTOBER 2, 1962 TUESDAY
NBC-TV launches The Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson.
The opening music, "Johnny's Theme" is composed by Paul Anka.
Banjo player Buck Trent, employed by Porter
Wagoner, has a daughter, Melissa Trent.
RCA Victor released Elvis Presley's ''Return To Sender''. The song peaked at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 2 on the American Billboard singles chart, but
reached number 1 on the rival Cash Box and Music Vendor singles charts. "Return To Sender" also went to number five on the R&B charts. It was the first Christmas number one in Ireland, as the Irish Charts had been founded in October 1962.
The single was certified "Platinum" by the RIAA for sales in excess of one million units in the US.
OCTOBER 3, 1962 WEDNESDAY
Wanda Jackson is at the Chestnut Inn in Kansas City.
OCTOBER 4, 1962 THURSDAY
Ray Charles and the Raeletts are at the Cincinnati Music Hall.
OCTOBER 5, 1962 FRIDAY
Dave "Baby" Cortez headlines the Rocketship Revue are the Apollo Theater in New York.
Other artists are Marvin Gaye, the Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, the Radiants, the Fiestas and Jackie
and the Starlites.
6, 1962 SATURDAY
Richard arrived in England having sailed aboard the USS Rotterdam. He choose sailing because of his fear of flying caused by an in flight incident in 1957 during an Australian
tour. The earlier incident so traumatized Richard that he gave up his rock and roll career for the comfort
7, 1962 SUNDAY
Franklin and Ike and Tina Turner play the Castle Farms Club in Cincinnati.
Little Richard appears on the British variety television program Thank Your Lucky Stars.
EARLY OCTOBER 1962
Carl Perkins is playing to sold out clubs through out West Germany.
OCTOBER 8, 1962 MONDAY
Little Richard begins his first tour of Great Britain with Sam Cooke and Gene Vincent serving
Five years after renouncing it, Little Richard blasts back to rock and roll, performing the future country hit ''Lucille'' during a show at the Gaumont Theater in Dorcaster, England. The bill also features Sam
Cooke and emcee Gene Vincent.
Hensley is born in Cincinnati, Ohio. A longtime member of Kenny Chesney and Patty Loveless' road bands, Hensley writes Loveless' 2000 country hit ''That's The Kind Of Mood I'm In''.
OCTOBER 9, 1962 TUESDAY
Brenda Lee appears on CBS-TV's Red Skelton Show.
Rick Nelson sings "Fools Rush In" on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Stonewall Jackson recorded ''Old Showboat''
and ''can't Hang Up The Phone''.
10, 1962 WEDNESDAY
BBC bans Bobby ''Boris'' Pickett's ''The Monster Mash'', including a background vocal appearance by future Nashville songwriter Johnny MacRae. Among MacRae's credits, ''I'd Love To Lay You Down'' and ''I'd Be Better Off (In A Pine Box)''.
Chris Montez makes his national television
debut singing "Let's Dance" on American Bandstand.
OCTOBER 11, 1962 THURSDAY
The Everly Brothers are scheduled to arrive in England, but only Phil makes the Flight. Don arrives the next day, but it is apparent to all that he is not physically well.
OCTOBER 12, 1962 FRIDAY
Don Everly collapses at a rehearsal at the Prince of Wales Theater in London and is rushed to the Charring Cross
Hospital. A few hours later he checks himself out.
Columbia released Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs' ''The Ballad Of Jed Clampett''.
Columbus Day Storm strikes Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
13, 1962 SATURDAY
Everly collapses on stage at the outset of an English tour. He is hospitalized at Charing Cross Hospital in London for a drug overdose, though the hospital calls it food poisoning.
He tries a second overdose the same day in his hotel room. The tour does open tonight at the Rince of Wales Theater with Everly Brother's guitarist Joey Page filling in for Don.
John Wiggins is born in Nashville, Tennessee. A member of the 1990s duo John and Audrey Wiggins, he later writes Joe Nichols' ''Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off'', Randy Houser's ''Anything Goes'' and Blake
Shelton's ''Who Are You When I'm Not Looking''.
Months after Jimmy Dean netted a country hit with the song ''To A Sleeping Beauty'', comedian and songwriter Jackie Gleason appears on the cover of TV Guide.
''Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf'', opens at the Billy Rose Theatre in New York. After reading
the show's script, songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler is inspired to write the Johnny Cash and June Carter duet, ''Jackson''.
MID OCTOBER 1962
Beach Boys appear at Hollywood's Pandora Box, a club designed exclusively for teens.
OCTOBER 14, 1962 SUNDAY
United States Air Force U-2 plane on a photo reconnaissance mission captured photographic proof of Soviet missile bases under construction in Cuba.
OCTOBER 15, 1962 MONDAY
The Flamingos are at the Peppermint Lounge West.
Don Everly returns to Nashville from London with in illness he says
he can't explain. Reports indicate he overdosed on sleeping pills, but an associate insists he has a strong case of food poisoning.
OCTOBER 16, 1962 TUESDAY
Twelve year old Stevie Wonder makes his club debut at the Latin Quarter in Detroit.
''Requiem For A Heavyweight'' debuts in movie theaters, featuring Anthony Quinn, Mickey Rooney and Jackie Gleason. Just six months earlier, Gleason had a hit as a country
songwriter on Jimmy Dean's ''To A Sleeping Beauty''.
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles recorded ''You've Really Got A Hold On Me'' in Detroit, Michigan, at Motown's Hitsville Studio. Mickey Gilley turns the song into a country hit more than 20 years later.
President Kennedy is informed proof of Cuban Missile
17, 1962 WEDNESDAY
Oak Ridge Boy William Lee Golden welcomes a son, musician Chris Golden in Brewton, Alabama.
Jim Reeves recorded ''When You Are Gone'' during an evening session at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.
U-2 flight discovers intermediate range (IRBMs) SS-5 nuclear missiles installed in Southern Cuba.
OCTOBER 18, 1962 THURSDAY
At a Personal meeting between Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrei Gromyko and President John F. Kennedy, Gromyko assures Kennedy that installations are purely defensive.
OCTOBER 19, 1962 FRIDAY
James Brown and his revue are at the Apollo Theater in New York.
OCTOBER 20, 1962 SATURDAY
Roy Orbison is performing in Houston, Texas.
Leroy Van Dyke joins the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville,
begins a seven-week USO (United Service Organizations) tour that features performances before American
military personnel in more than 10 nations, including Ethiopia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon and Libya.
President Kennedy cancels remainder of his campaign trip because of an "upper respiratory infection''.
OCTOBER 21, 1962 SUNDAY
The Everly Brothers are at London's Palladium Theater. England's Cliff Richard is on The Ed Sullivan
U-2 flight discovers further missile bases in Northern Cuba.
U-2 flight reveals Soviet bombers and Migs numbers increasing.
OCTOBER 22, 1962 MONDAY
Marvin Gaye makes his national
television debut on American Bandstand. Gaye sings "Stubborn Kind of Fellow."
The Cuban Missile Crisis reaches its apex as President Kennedy orders a blockade on Cuba after the U.S.S.R. is discovered building missile
bases on the island.
Kennedy addresses the nation in a televised speech, announcing the presence of offensive missile sites in Cuba. US Forces Go to DEFCON 3.
Decca released Burl Ives' ''Mary Ann Regrets''.
OCTOBER 23, 1962 TUESDAY
Western-swing guitarist Leon Chappelear dies of a self-inflicted gunshot in Gladewater, Texas. He played
on Jimmie Davis' 1940 classic ''You Are My Sunshine''.
U.S. ships take up position 500 miles offshore to blockade Cuba.
OCTOBER 24, 1962 WEDNESDAY
The fifth episode of ''The Beverly Hillbillies'' airs on CBS-TV, featuring Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs performing the theme song. The episode ties ''The Lucy Show'' for number 1 in the Nielsen
Most Soviet Shipping slows down or turns round except 1 ship. United States Forces
Go to DEFCON 2.
OCTOBER 25, 1962 THURSDAY
Ray Peterson sings "My Dad" on ABC-TV's Donna Reed Show" of which he is a regular cast
Songwriter Max Troy Barnes is born. His credits include Collin Raye's ''Love, Me'', Diamond Rio's ''That's How Your Love Makes Me Feel'' and Vern Gosdin's ''Way Down Deep'', co-written with his father, songwriter Max
Chili Pepper's drummer Chad Smith is born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He plays on The Dixie Chicks' ''Not Ready To Make Nice''.
Discussions focus over withdraw of U.S. missiles from Turkey in exchange for the withdrawal of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
OCTOBER 26, 1962 FRIDAY
The First Motor Town Revue takes to the road for six weeks. Unlike other rock and roll revues, the Motor Town Revue consists only of acts that record for various Motown labels. Headlined by Mary Wells it features Martha and the Vandellas,
the Marvelettes, the Countours, Marvin Gaye, Little Stevie Wonder, the Supremes the Temptations and Sammy Ward.
The opening stop is the Howard Theater in Washington, DC.
Hank Ballard and the Midnighters are headling the Apollo Theater.
Bobby Rydell is at the annual Miss Teenage American pageant in Dallas, Texas to crown the winner for the second
year in a row.
Sedaka is playing the Peppermint Lounge in Peoria, Illinois.
Columbia released Marty Robbins' ''Ruby Ann''.
Singer and songwriter Kristen Hall is born in Gross Pointe, Michigan. She becomes a founding member of the trio Sugarland, introduced in 2004, but leaves at the end of 2005 before the act reaches
Nikita Khrushchev proposes removing soviet missiles if President Kennedy publicly announces U.S. would never invade Cuba.
OCTOBER 27, 1962 SATURDAY
The Roling Stones hold their first recording session at London's Curly Clayton Sound Studios. They eventually cut ''Honky Tonk Women'', deemed among country's all-time
greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation's ''Heartaches By The Number''.
Khrushchev proposes in letter public trade of Soviet missiles in Cuba for U.S. missile in Turkey. American U-2 is shot down over Cuba while on reconnaissance killing the pilot, Major Rudolf Anderson. Kennedy
writes Khrushchev a letter stating that he will make a statement that the U.S. will not invade Cuba if Khrushchev removes the missiles from Cuba.
OCTOBER 28, 1962 SUNDAY
Little Richard may be listed as the headliner tonight at the Empire Theater in Liverpool.
Pop songwriter Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich are married. Their collaborations include ''Da Doo Ron Ron'', ''Chapel Of Love'' and ''Be My Baby'', destined
to become a country hit for Jody Miller.
Khrushchev announces over Radio Moscow that he has agreed
to remove the missiles from Cuba.
OCTOBER 29, 1962 MONDAY
Wanda Jackson recorded Ivory Joe Hunder's ''Empty
Arms''. The song becomes a country hit for Capitol labelmate Sonny James in 1971.
OCTOBER 29, 1962
MONDAY / NOVEMBER 4, 1962
Jerry Lee Lewis is at the Peppermint Lounge West in Pittsburgh.