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Oct 01 1842
Charles Cros is born in Paris, France. He will become a well-regarded poet and humourous writer, but he is best-remembered as the first man to devise an apparatus capable of registering and reproducing sounds engraved with a diaphragm. His pioneering work. however, will be leap-frogged by Thomas Edison, with his invention of the phonograph. (1842)

Oct 01 1949
Entrepreneur Sam Phillips signs a lease on a building at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, which he will establish as the Memphis Recording Service. In the early 1950s it will become the home of Sun Records, with artists including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. (1949)

Oct 01 1958
Marty Wilde headlines the Larry Parnes Extravaganza at The Essoldo, Birkenhead, UK, supported by The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager and Pat Laurence. However, it is the three-minute appearance of local boy Ronnie Wycherley which attracts the biggest response of the night. Wycherley will change his name to Billy Fury and become one of the UK's most successful pop idols. (1958)

Oct 01 1960
Weekly UK pop paper Melody Maker reports the launch of Sony transistor radios in the UK. (1960)

Oct 01 1965
Bob Dylan releases the album Highway 61 Revisited, in the UK on CBS Records. It will peak at No4. (1965)

Oct 01 1965
The Beach Boys Today! is certified as a gold album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. On the same day, The Beach Boys play at Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama. (1965)

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