October 22 – Met, 66 Supremes, Mookie

1883

Opening of the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC.

The first public radio broadcast aired a Met performance on Jan. 12, 1910. Weekly live Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Network broadcasts on the NBC Red Network began with Hansel and Gretel on Dec. 25, 1931 and have been heard ever since.

1966

The Supremes become the first all-girl group to score a US#1 album, the stack-o-Motown called The Supremes A’ Go-Go.

As always it’s all over the radio. Most of the songs are by Motown‘s songwriting locomotive Holland-Dozier-Holland. Songs include You Can’t Hurry Love and Baby I Need Your Loving. The well-seasoned Funk Brothers sound even more effortless than usual.

1990

What will become the Seattle alt-rock band Pearl Jam plays its first official show as “Mookie Blaylock” at the Off Ramp club.

They’re supporting Inspector Luv and the Ride Me Babies (who later became Green Apple Quick Step). Their first release is, logically, Release.

Formed out of Mother Love Bone after the heroin death of Andy Wood (*), PJ releases it’s first album Ten in August, 1991.

In 2009 PJ makes the US top-10 single charts for the first time since 1993 (16 years!) with Brother. No singles are released! but Ten is reissued. Yep … nostalgia hit.

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▷Pearl Jam timeline at IA▹
▷Five Horizons Concert Chronology▹
▷RS PJ page▹

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