It's the week of Halloween, but there's a lot to celebrate outside of the spooky holiday. From the release of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" to the birthdays of U2's Larry Mullen and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis, the tail end of October through early November offers memorable moments in rock music history. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening October 30 through November 5.


1961 - Bob Dylan rocks Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York City for the first time.

1967 - The Stooges perform live for the first time at a Detroit, Michigan, Halloween bash.

1998 - The original members of Black Sabbath get back together for a special, one-off performance on Late Show with David Letterman.

1997 - Jane's Addiction get back together for a Halloween concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.

1998 – Kiss sets off on their Psycho Circus tour with a Halloween gig in Los Angeles.

2005 - Black Sabbath is inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by none other than Queen’s Brian May.

2016 - The Cubs are in the World Series for the first time since 1945, and Eddie Vedder - a major Cubs fan - leads the crowd in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch.


Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane), October 30, 1946

Chris Slade, October 30, 1946

Gavin Rossdale, October 30, 1965

Tom Paxton, October 31, 1937

Larry Mullen (U2), October 31, 1961

Johnny Marr (The Smiths), October 31, 1963

Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys), October 31, 1966

Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), October 31, 1967

Vanilla Ice, October 31, 1968

Linn Berggren (Ace of Base), October 31, 1970

Ronald Bell (Kool and the Gang), November 1, 1951

Lyle Lovett, November 1, 1957

Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), November 1, 1962

Rick Allen (Def Leppard), November 1, 1963

Alex James (Blur), November 1, 1968

Dave Pegg (Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention), November 2, 1947

Carter Beauford (The Dave Matthews Band), November 2, 1957

Bobby Dall (Poison), November 2, 1963

Reginald Arvizu (KoRn), November 2, 1969

Nick Simper (Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Deep Purple), November 3, 1946

Adam Ant, November 3, 1954

Scherrie Payne (of The Supremes), November 4, 1944

Van Stephenson (Blackhawk) November 4, 1953

James Honeyman-Scott (The Pretenders) November 4, 1956

Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen band) November 4, 1965

Puff Daddy November 4, 1969

Gram Parsons (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers), November 5, 1946

Don McDougall (The Guess Who), November 5, 1948

David Moyse (Air Supply), November 5, 1957

David Bryson (Counting Crows), November 5, 1961

Mike Score (A Flock Of Seagulls), November 5, 1967

Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), November 5, 1971

Ryan Adams, November 5, 1974

Kevin Jonas (The Jonas Brothers), November 5, 1987


Steve O'Rourke (Pink Floyd manager), October 30, 2003

Bobby Parker, October 31, 2013

Mississippi John Hurt, November 2, 1966

Fred "Sonic" Smith (The Sonics, MC5), November 4, 1994

Johnny Horton, November 5, 1960

Bobby Nunn (The Coasters) November 5, 1986

Fred 'Sonic' Smith (MC5) November 5, 1994

Billy Guy (The Coasters) November 5, 2002

Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) November 5, 2003


Led Zeppelin, Immigrant Song, 1970

Pink Floyd, Meddle, 1971

Hall & Oates, Abandoned Luncheonette, 1973

Ringo Starr, Ringo, 1973

Ringo Starr

Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, 1975

The Police, Outlandos d'Amour, 1978

George Harrison, Wonderwall Music, 1968

Bad Religion, No Control, 1989

Bon Jovi, Keep the Faith, 1992

Bon Jovi

Nirvana, MTV Unplugged in New York, 1994

The Beach Boys, The Pet Sounds Sessions, 1997

Beck, Mutations, 1998

John Lennon, John Lennon Anthology, 1998

U2, The Best of 1980–1990, 1998


Lenny Kravitz, Lenny, 2001

The Rolling Stones, Live Licks, 2004

The Eagles, Long Road Out of Eden, 2007